• Kyodo


Ending a ban started during the turbulent 1960s, high school students will be allowed to participate in political activities in line with the lowering of the voting age for national elections to 18, according to a draft version of a new education ministry guideline.

In the first revision to the ministry’s high school guideline for political activities in 46 years, students will still be prohibited from engaging in political activities at school, but they can engage in the process away from campus, according to the draft.

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