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The three ruling parties agreed Wednesday to protest the education ministry’s decision to give graduates of schools certified by Western education groups automatic qualification to take national university entrance exams while excluding students from other international schools.

The idea was proposed by New Komeito Secretary General Tetsuzo Fuyushiba during an afternoon meeting with his counterparts Taku Yamasaki of the Liberal Democratic Party and Toshihiro Nikai of the New Conservative Party, according to meeting participants.

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