• Kyodo


The education ministry has scrapped a rule stipulating that teachers transferring to Japanese public schools overseas must be accompanied by their spouses, sources revealed Saturday.

The change, implemented in April, is aimed at increasing the number of applicants amid a severe teacher shortage at such schools, the sources said.

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