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Japanese Prime Minister asks all elementary, middle and high schools nationwide to close until late March to help control the spread of COVID-19

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  1. HoolaBoola
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    This is a good thing, but missing almost a month of school is quite huge. I wonder how, or if, the school system plans to catch up. Also I'm quite glad that this is one of the first critical...

    This is a good thing, but missing almost a month of school is quite huge. I wonder how, or if, the school system plans to catch up.

    Also I'm quite glad that this is one of the first critical points I came across:

    Some local governments quickly said they will abide by the request, but others criticized the short notice and said it would affect working parents who need to find sitters for young school children.

    I'm glad the well-being of the poorer working population are not forgotten.

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