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Japan's Gakken to launch after-school classes in Indonesia

Education provider aiming for $2.2mn in sales within 5 years

Students attend a class at a school in Parepare, Indonesia. Japanese cram-school company Gakken aims to introduce its know-how to the school. (Photo courtesy of Gakken)

TOKYO -- Japanese education company Gakken Holdings will start after-school educational services for elementary school students in Asia, with the aim of providing services for about 50,000 children within five years.

Starting from Jan. 15, Gakken will give math classes four days a week to about 5,000 children of all 80 elementary schools in Parepare, on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The one-hour classes will target second- and third-graders.

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