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December 04, 2002

Japanese Delegates to Join UN-style Youth Conference

The Daily Yomiuri reported on a group of students at Kumon Kokusai Junior-Senior High School in Yokohama, who are to take part in The Hague International Model United Nations next month. The conference dates back to 1968, but this group will be the first Japanese to participate. The students have to draw up policy statements, lobby and debate with 3,000 other students from about 200 schools in more than 50 countries -- and all in English. Aged 15 to 17, most are returnees, but the level of English required is still quite a challenge. Ayami Kojima, 16, who lived for three years in Singapore, said: "It is difficult as we have to do these things in English, but more importantly, I keenly felt how I lacked common knowledge of world affairs."

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