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Japan chases goal of 200 baccalaureate high schools by 2023

But Tokyo criticized for devoting little cash toward global pre-college program

Many Japanese schools lack the funding and qualified staff to teach the curriculum for International Baccalaureate programs.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Tuesday reiterated its pledge to establish pre-college International Baccalaureate programs in 200 schools nationwide, even as politicians and academics say the country's leadership must provide more funding to hit this long-delayed target

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