Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike vows break from the past while launching new ‘Party of Hope’ to challenge Shinzo Abe

Popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday vowed a break with old-school politics as she officially launched a new party she hopes will shake up the upcoming snap election in Japan.
Pledging to bring back “hope” to the Japanese people, Koike said the party aimed to “reset” the country, which is expected to go to the polls on October 22.
“Now is the time for us to carry out reforms that are un-tied to” vested interests, she told a nationally televised…