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        A Look at a Japanese Classroom | Wide Angle

        Japan has one of the most successful school systems in the world. It is also one of the most demanding school systems. In this video from Wide Angle, Ken Higashiguchi, a first grader in a Japanese school, started preschool when he was only one year old. In the video, Ken is experiencing his second day of first grade. He has no problem reading the words of the school song with all of the other children. Ken's teachers and parents have high expectations for him to be independent and to work hard. They also want him to grow up to be happy.

        Learn more about the Wide Angle documentary series, Time for School.

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