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June 13, 2013

Tokyo high school wants to help city's elite to study abroad

Teaching-English-in-JapanJapan's major Asahi Shimbun newspaper looks at a new program at one of Tokyo's top secondary schools that is designed to help and encourage the city's elite students to study abroad.

One of Tokyo’s top high schools will offer extracurricular classes in English from next year for students who want to study abroad, part of the rekindled interest in Japan for higher education in foreign countries.

Nezu Educational Foundation in Nerima Ward, which runs Musashi Senior and Junior High School, will offer the night classes for 120 students--twice a week for junior high school students and three times a week for senior high school students from September to next June.

The school dubbed the course the “RED Program,” with R standing for voluntary research, E for writing essays and D for debate.

“Amid the age of globalization, we want students to have options overseas. We want to nurture human resources who can play an active role as international citizens in the future,” a school official said.

Read the full story from The Asahi Shimbun.

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