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As the pandemic grinds into its third year, over 80% of Japan’s municipalities say they have introduced online classes at public elementary and junior high schools, and some see uses for web learning in a post-pandemic world.

The survey, conducted by Jiji Press and an affiliate research firm, covered a total of 74 major cities and wards. Of the 73 municipalities that gave valid answers, 62, or 84.9%, said that online classes are given at local schools.

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