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.”

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.