E-learning program providers are offering their services for free to help students keep up with their studies while schools in Japan remain closed over the coronavirus outbreak.

Major manga publishers are taking the same step to keep students entertained as the government calls on students to remain indoors until schools reopen in early April, at the earliest.

Recruit Marketing Partners Co. on Tuesday started to offer its online educational service for free. The online program allows students from fourth grade to high school to watch lectures by cram school teachers on subjects such as mathematics and history.