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More than half of young adults in Japan said they felt there were disparities between students in access to learning opportunities amid school closures caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus, a recent survey has shown.

The online survey, carried out by the Tokyo-based nonprofit organization Nippon Foundation, found 58.6 percent of respondents age 17 to 19 felt there were inequalities in education during the pandemic, with some noting a lack of online classes in some schools during the closures.

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