Gov. Yuriko Koike | Asia Game Changers Award Presentation in Tokyo

November 19, 2019

On behalf of Asia Society President & CEO, Ambassador Josette Sheeran,  Chief of Staff Elizabeth Jennings presented Governor Yuriko Koike her Asia Game Changers 2019 award. 

Speaking by video from Tokyo during the The Game Changers Gala held in October, where she stayed to help her city recover from the deadly Typhoon Hagibis and ongoing floods,  Koike said she was “honored and humbled to receive the award.”

“It is amazing to see so much ‘women power’ in so many different fields from such diverse backgrounds and from many different countries,” she said. “It just goes to show, us women — when we put our minds to something, we just go for it and get it done.”

Representing the Asia Society Japan Center, Founding Member Jesper Koll and Executive Director Sawako Hidaka presided the ceremony.