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OKAYAMA (Kyodo) School uniform maker Ogo-Sangyo Co. has released elementary school uniform blazers equipped with global positioning units that allow parents to keep track of their children’s whereabouts, company officials said Wednesday.

The blazers carry GPS terminals provided by Secom Co., a leading security service provider, they said.

Parents can monitor their children’s whereabouts through their personal computers. A panic button on the terminal lets a child summon a Secom agent in an emergency.

Offering the blazers under the name of Presave, Ogo-Sangyo, based in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, receives orders through department stores across Japan.

A blazer-trousers set for boys sells for 32,550 yen and a blazer-skirt set for girls costs 35,700 yen. Parents would also have to pay monthly GPS utility fees.

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