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Education in Japan

Veidit

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The educational system in Sweden is more or less always under review and especially this year since there is an election year.

So I thought about some question about the School system in Japan.

* What year do you start school?
* Is Highschool mandatory and how old are you usually when it ends?
* Is english mandatory and what does the kids usually think about it?
* How does the school system adapt after kids with special needs?
* How many goes to university after highschool?
* There have been a few articles even here on the forum about strict requirements from parents about their childrens grades, how's the view on that in Japan and is the attitude about to change?

Thanks!
 
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