20,000 foreign nationals in Japan have only completed primary school, census says


According to the results of the latest national census, about 20,000 foreign nationals living in Japan have not completed lower secondary school and have only completed primary school, prompting the government to call on municipalities to strengthen measures to promote evening school.

According to the census released at the end of May, a total of 804,293 people in Japan aged 15 and over had only graduated from primary school or had dropped out of lower secondary school as of October 2020. Of these, 19,731 – or 2.5% – are foreign nationals.

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