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September 02, 2003

New English Zone Official

Among the 47 certificates handed out by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi last week to the latest batch of special deregulation zones, a total of 16 concern deregulatory steps in educational fields. One was one for Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture. English conversation will be introduced in the city's elementary schools. A zone created earlier this year in the city of Ota, Gunma Prefecture, has the entire curriculum at public elementary, junior high and high schools taught by native English-speaking teachers.

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