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70% of Japanese parents feel troubled by school closures

Survey shows parents at wits end trying to deal with their children's own stress

Some classrooms are open for limited hours in the mornings and afternoons, but students who go must study on their own and not talk.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- About 70% of Japanese parents and caregivers are either "troubled" or "very troubled" by the nationwide closure of schools, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

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