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An advisory panel to Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori agreed at a meeting Tuesday to clearly state in its final report to be submitted Dec. 22 whether it supports revising the 1947 Fundamental Law of Education, panel members said.

The members of the National Commission on Educational Reform also agreed in principle to review a proposal that would mandate community service for elementary, junior and senior high school students, and one that would include work-study programs as part of extra-curricular activities.

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