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Tokyo invests in English

Tokyo is investing in its teenagers’ English and an exchange programme with overseas teenagers, reports The Mainichi, Japan’s national daily newspaper.

The city’s 2023 budget is allocating funds for 120 school students to attend a two-day English ‘boot camp’ at an experiential English-education facility called Tokyo Global Gateway, which has been designed to replicate everyday situations which the children navigate in English with the aim of nurturing global citizens who will be able to pursue further education abroad if they wish,

As well as money for organising English presentation contests, 600 million yen (almost £4 million) is being allocated for Japanese students to go on exchange programmes abroad and a further 100 million yen (approximately £640,000) will be spent on inviting overseas students back to the country.

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Liz Granirer
Liz Granirer
Liz has been a journalist for many years. She is currently editor of EL Gazette and has previously edited the magazines Young Performer, StepForward and Accounting Technician; been deputy editor on Right Start magazine; chief sub editor on Country Homes & Interiors; and sub editor on easyJet Traveller, Lonely Planet and Family Traveller magazines, along with a number of others.
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