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South Korea has seen how a rush into high-priced education can exacerbate inequality and suppress the birthrate, as parents fear the burden of having children. (Source photo by Reuters)
Asia Insight

Private schooling booms in Japan and South Korea fuel inequality

'Premium education' enriches minds but puts governments across Asia to the test

WATARU SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- For the children of ambitious Japanese parents, competition begins well before the first day of elementary school.

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