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60% of prefecture governors support starting school year in September

  • May 13, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that in its survey of prefecture governors in Japan, about 60% expressed support for the idea of shifting the school year from April to September. According to the paper, supporters of the idea said the change would help Japan to promote globalization and that this is a good opportunity for the nation to align its educational system with the global standard. In a related story, Asahi wrote that an LDP working team on the matter is planning to present its recommendations to the government in late May or early June.

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