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November 11, 2004

Shorter Summer for Some Tokyo Students

Students at the 24 junior high schools in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward will see their summer vacation cut by one week from next year as part of the ward's plan to make up classroom hours lost as a result of the introduction of the five-day school week, according to ward officials.

The Katsushika Ward Board of Education said it also plans to shorten the summer vacation period for primary schools beginning April 1, 2006. With the nationwide introduction of a five-day school week in 2002, classes are no longer offered on Saturdays, resulting in a loss of about 70 classroom hours from about 1,050 classroom hours per year before the new policy. The board has installed air conditioners in all middle schools in the ward in preparation for summer classes. (Kyodo News)

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