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The education ministry will continue debating whether to let Korean, Chinese and other non-Japanese students at ethnic schools automatically qualify to take national university entrance exams as it has done for students from Western-style schools, education minister Atsuko Toyama said Friday.

Speaking at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting in the morning, Toyama said, “I think we should keep considering how university entrance examinations should be and not end the debate on the issue.”

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