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The government will strengthen support for non-Japanese children in need of Japanese-language education with a planned doubling of the budget as part of efforts to ensure they are not missing out on learning opportunities, the education ministry said Thursday.

Based on a survey conducted last year, the ministry estimates that more than 19,000 out of the around 124,000 non-Japanese children of elementary or junior high school-age in Japan do not attend school at all.

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