OSAKA — Faced with critical financial difficulties, Osaka Prefecture will request the central government to have the city of Osaka share the burden for salaries of public elementary and junior high school teachers, it was learned Tuesday.

The prefecture recently submitted a report asking the government to change the current salary payment system in cities where prefectures pay for teachers and staff while rights to appoint personnel rest with the cities.

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