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The education ministry on Friday pushed for stricter enforcement to prevent personal communication via social media between teachers and students, in the wake of some educators being disciplined for sexual misconduct.

The ministry said it would send a notice, the first of its kind, to prefectural education boards the same day also requesting teachers and students avoid holding individual lessons following reports of indecent behavior, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

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