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Regarding the Oct. 17 editorial “Asian universities catching up,” let me make a few comments as a former teacher who worked for a private educational institution in the northern part of Japan.

I always feel indignant to say that tax is used chiefly for national or governmental or public schools. Even in Fukushima Prefecture, parents who send their children to private schools pay approximately four times as much tuition as parents who send their children to public high schools. It is unfair because even the parents who send their children to private schools pay taxes according to their income.

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