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Certain professionals must pass state examinations to obtain licenses for their jobs. They include medical doctors, dentists, jurists, certified public accountants, architects, pharmacists and registered nurses, as well as primary, middle and high school teachers. Amid the severe employment situation, it is becoming harder for students to pass university entrance examinations for medical and law departments that provide education for aspiring licensed professionals.

The government-commissioned Education Resuscitation Council (ERC), created under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s initiatives, is discussing, among other things, periodic renewal of teaching licenses. My reaction to that is, why only teachers?

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