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Japan to accelerate e-textbook use by removing screen time limit

Government wants digital books to be introduced to all schools by fiscal 2025

The government is set to remove the screen time limit in schools.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan will remove the limit on the amount of time that children can spend looking at screens in class from April as it aims to introduce digital textbooks to all schools by fiscal 2025, Nikkei has learned.

Current rules state that digital textbooks can only be used in under half of classroom times in each subject, due to worries that children's eyes and health would be adversely affected by spending too much time looking at screens.

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