Cairo University (CU) congratulated Yuriko Koike on winning 2nd term as Tokyo Governor with a landslide victory over 22 other rivals for the first time in Japan's history.
She graduated from Cairo University (B.A. in Sociology) as the top student in 1976. She worked as a TV host on a private TV channel.
Then Yuriko Koike entered the political field and was elected a member of the House of Representatives of Japan from 1993 to 2016.
Four years ago, Koike was elected governor of Tokyo, the city's first female governor.
During this period, Yuriko Koike was chosen to host and organize the Olympic Games in July 2020, before its postponement to the next year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
On his part, Cairo University President Mohamed Othman El-Khosht congratulated Koike on winning this leading position in Japan.
He also said that the university is proud of its graduates in all fields across all world countries, who hold leading positions, especially in Africa and the Middle East region.
Among the most prominent CU graduates were Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the current ruler of Sharjah, Saddam Hussein, late President of Iraq, Yasser Arafat, late President of Palestine, Ghazi al-Qusaibi, a former Saudi labor minister.
Contributed by Nada Mustafa