Good news for International School Parents in Japan

Posted on 1st April 2010 by Trevor in Uncategorized

Thursday, April 1, 2010 Japan Times
Public school tuition waived Pro-Pyongyang institutions may get subsidies

The Diet enacted a law Wednesday waiving public high school tuition, a key promise in the Democratic Party of Japan’s election campaign last year.

Starting Thursday, students of public high schools will be exempt from tuition, while private high schools will receive a subsidy of ¥120,000 to ¥240,000 a year per student depending on household income.

Education minister Tatsuo Kawabata has indicated that international schools and those with curricula of other countries will be eligible for the program if they pass an evaluation, with some receiving subsidies as soon as this month.

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