Yuriko Inose, the wife of Tokyo Gov Naoki Inose, died Sunday of a brain tumor. She was 65.
She was diagnosed with the tumor in May and had been hospitalised since then, TV Asahi quoted a Tokyo metropolitan government spokesperson as saying.
Prior to her illness, Mrs Inose had been actively involved in Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics. "Thanks to my wife, I was able to carry on this campaign. I want to continue putting my heart into this campaign in her memory," Gov Inose said in a statement to media on Monday.© Japan Today