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Asia's prep-school fever

International School of Asia, Karuizawa, will this August open an international boarding school after successful summer programs.

TOKYO -- Asians are more enthusiastic than ever about education. That explains why boarding schools in the U.S. and Europe are admitting more students from Asia than ever before. It also explains the motivation behind some efforts in Asia to start prep schools that might make these students think twice about heading overseas.

     Let's look at the U.S. At the boarding schools there, which have their roots in the U.K., many leading students are Asians preparing to be future leaders.

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