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October 18, 2006

New Poll Touts Early English Education

A recent survey conducted by Nichiban Co. shows that learning English from an early age remains a popular concept in Japan. The survey polled 1,582 adults in their twenties to fifties. Almost 80% stated that English education should start from an early age. 36.6% felt that English language education should start in nursery school. When asked why they felt English education should be started from a young age, 54.4% of respondents answered that they felt it would help young children to be less resistant to learning a new language.

Nichiban Co. is an office equipment maker that also produces English educational products. The poll was conducted between June 26 and July 31 of this year.

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