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On the strength of recommendations made last fall by the Central Council for Education, the education ministry is set to submit to the Diet relevant bills to legally institutionalize unified schools that encompass grades one through nine (elementary and junior high) as part of the nation’s compulsory education system.

Both the national and local governments concerned should make efforts to maximize the merits and minimize the disadvantages of such schools when they are launched.

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