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Tokyo assembly race poses first big test for ambitious governor

With few differences on policy, Yuriko Koike faces de facto referendum on her leadership

A crowd gathers in Tokyo on Friday to hear candidates speak.

TOKYO -- The race for the 127-member Tokyo assembly officially began Friday, with Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and allies of Gov. Yuriko Koike locked in a battle that could frustrate the ambitions of both their leaders.

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