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Go abroad: Japan employers and colleges eye globalized school year

September start expected to encourage students to study overseas

Known as Japan's most prestigious university, the University of Tokyo follows a quarterly academic calendar that makes it easier for students to study abroad.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Employers and universities have welcomed the growing debate on pushing back the Japanese academic year's start to September, hoping to encourage more students to study abroad and expand the nation's pool of globally competitive talent.

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