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A beauty school in Oita Prefecture promised South Korean students with work as beauticians after graduation despite a law forbidding most foreigners from holding such jobs, sources familiar with the case said Tuesday.

The BBC Oita Ken Riyo Biyo Senmon Gakko, located in Oita, the prefecture’s capital, learned in June that the South Korean students are not permitted to work as beauticians and hairdressers under the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, the sources said.

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