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Japan to Make Nursery School Procedures Fully Online

Japan to Make Nursery School Procedures Fully Online

   Tokyo, Feb. 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Children and Families Agency plans to enable parents looking for nursery schools for their children to complete related procedures online.
   The agency plans to utilize a private-sector app so that bookings to visit schools, admission applications and other procedures can be done via a smartphone. The measure is aimed at easing burdens on parents.
   The agency also plans to automate the process by which local governments assign scores to each application based on the family situations and allocate children to nursery schools, speeding up the process of determining admissions.
   The system will be set up by around October 2025 so that it can be introduced by municipalities nationwide that wish to offer it. The system will be available for children entering nursery school in April 2026 at the earliest.
   While some local governments have introduced online procedures on their own, many others rely on telephone and paper procedures, and application formats differ by area.

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