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Program Title: Education in Japan: Children and their Dreams
EASC Code: JJ-03
Series Title: Japan: The Land & Its People
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
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Subject: Sociology, Education
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
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Release Date: 1989
Running Time: 29 min.
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Program Abstract: "In Japan, a university degree is essential to someone who wants to 'climb the corporate ladder.' This important video explains why the Japanese place such a high value on academic achievement. Thorough two students, Ryosuke and Izumi, the dreams and aspirations of the youth of Japan are explored. The necessity of "Cram Schools," the difficult of "Examination Hell," and the importance of a college degree are all explained in this excellent insight into Japanese Schools and students."
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999