China News Service, June 3, according to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported on the 3rd, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on the 2nd whether to implement the "September Admission" system, said that the relevant system will not be implemented for the current and next biennium.
Data Map: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Affected by the new crown epidemic, primary and secondary schools in many places across Japan have closed classes in early March. With the emergency state lifted across Japan on May 25, schools in many places are gradually returning to classes. Since the new semester in Japan began in April, the long suspension of the course caused many problems, and Japanese society has also debated the issue of "September school start".
According to reports, Abe held talks with members of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito Party on "September Admission" on June 1 and 2. The Liberal Democratic Party submitted a letter of advice to Abe, which pointed out that the introduction of the September admission system must be approved by all the people, and it will take some time to be implemented, so it is not appropriate to rush.
In view of this, Abe said, "It is currently at a time when the declaration of emergency is lifted, and the central and local governments are committed to protecting the teaching environment. It is very difficult to modify the relevant laws and introduce new systems in this year or next year." The September admission system will be implemented in this year or next year.
On May 24, an elementary school in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan held an entrance ceremony for freshmen, and freshmen wore masks to attend the opening ceremony.
According to reports, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan will publish the relevant response policy as early as this week on the basis of this intention to commit students to catch up with the delayed learning progress. According to reports, the upcoming policy includes examples of teaching content that should be prioritized, the use of summer vacations and Saturdays to catch up with progress, and the extension of learning content that has not been completed this year to the next year.
On the other hand, there are also opinions that the implementation of the internationally accepted "September Admission System" can increase students' willingness to study abroad, promote the employment of returning children, and thus improve Japan's international competitiveness. In view of this, the Japanese government plans to continue to discuss this as a long-term topic with the ruling party.