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July 05, 2002

Even Break For Foreign School Grads

The Education Ministry has decided to relax a directive that prohibits tens of thousands of young people from applying to universities. The rule affects some 110,000 Japanese students who drop out of high school each year, about 1,000 graduates of Korean high schools in Japan and hundreds of international school graduates. The Japanese dropouts have had to pass special qualification tests in about ten subjects, including English, before they could apply. Those who graduated from international schools have been accepted by private and local government-run colleges but they have also had to sit the tests in order to go to state-run universities.

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