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Understanding Japan: Japanese Education

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According to Professor Katsuta Shuichi, the primary author of this concise but concentrated overview of Japanese education, the main objective of this work is to inform others of Japan and the Japanese education system. The authors also hope to offer some support to those countries beginning educational modernization in anticipation of economic and technical development. Although this latter goal may be somewhat ambitious for ninety-one pages, the booklet does offer an excellent survey of the history behind Japan’s renowned educational system, as well as a close look at the present organization of schooling in Japan, including relatively up-todate educational statistics in the form of charts, tables, and graphs