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September school year wins support among Japan governors: Nikkei

24 of 41 survey respondents back move away from April start to academic calendar

Japan's school year starts in April, although over the years there have been brief groundswells of support to move commencement ceremonies to September. (Photo by Maho Obata) 

TOKYO -- Fifty-eight percent of Japan's prefectural governors support a September start to the school year, according to a Nikkei survey that waded into the country's on-again, off-again controversy about aligning its academic calendar with those in the West and China.

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