• Kyodo News


The education ministry has decided to pursue ways to make private high schools tuition-free for students from low-income households under the new government’s key policy, government sources said.

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry will ask the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to use taxes allocated to local governments to help fund the tuition-free program, which would apply to households with an annual income of up to ¥3.5 million.

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