Koike school holds exams for Tokyo assembly poll
the-japan-news.com -- Jan 09
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's private political school held examinations Saturday to screen students hoping to run in the metropolitan assembly election slated for the summer.

About 1,600 people are believed to have taken the exams, according to the secretariat for the school, "Kibo no Juku" (school of hope).

A shortlist of about 200 people will be created based on the results of the exams. They will receive lectures on campaign know-how.

Koike plans to field about 40 candidates from students at the school and incumbent metropolitan assembly members in the election, according to informed sources.

News source: the-japan-news.com
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