Yamaguchi speaks Fukuoka forum
December 14 , 2017
Among these successes was the de facto free tuition for private high schools included in the new economic policy package approved by the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on December 8. Komeito had been developing a free-tuition program on its own for some time to alleviate the financial burden on families with children that were not accepted into public high schools. And because Japan’s basic education law still limits compulsory education to junior high school, the program would mean that both public and private high schools would be essentially tuition-free.
Yamaguchi also spoke on his recent visits to Seoul and Beijing, where he spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping, respectively.
In concluding his speech, the Komeito leader stated, “We will continue to promote policies we’ve developed on our own and engage in diplomatic exchange” based on what his party sees fit.