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| In 1955, the number of evening schools in Japan was over 84 and the number of students was over 5,000. By 1968, the number of students had decreased to 400 under a government policy which aimed to stabilize society and make evening lower secondary school students study in the daytime. As of April 2002, however, there are 35 schools attended by around 3,000 students nationwide under the movement to establish evening schools. In 1971, a subsidy from MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) for evening schools and classes started and Japanese Language Classes were held for repatriated Japanese from China. By 1994, the number of Japanese-Latin American students who studied at evening schools had rapidly increased from previous levels. Since the beginning of 1980s, the number of dropout students attending such schools has been increasing.
(Website of evening school: http://wwwsikasenbey.or.jp/~jkobi/yatyu.htm)