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Japan's students left behind as world embraces online classes

Red tape ensnares schools trying to adapt to new coronavirus restrictions

An elementary school student studies at home using online videos from a tutoring service. (Photo by Shiho Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- Japan's primary and secondary students are at risk of falling behind the rest of the world as the country's wheels of bureaucracy have been slow to adapt to restrictions brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

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