“The 7th Ninja-kentei”(Ninja exam) was held on Jun.15th in Koga city Shiga Pref. (http://www.koka-kanko.org/contents/news/ninja_kentei7.html)
The exam is hosted by Koka City’s toursim association(http://www.koka-kanko.org/), and is held in order to promote the “Ninja culture” of the area, for Koka(or Koga) has been traditionally well-known as the home of “Koga Ninja” for centuries.
This time “advanced level” was added to the exam for the first time which consisted of only “beginner level” and”intermediate level” up to last time. Totaly 113 teenagers took the test with clad in a ninja style cosplay respectively ,for if you wear ninja’s clothes you could receive up to 5 points to the exam’s marks. 55 testtakers passed the beginner level and 19 passed the intermediate level, and 14 took the advanced which only those who had already passed the intermediate level were eligible to take. The results of the advanced would be announced afterwards considering the tests’ scores and related reports submitted by the testtakers.