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| The Japanese school choice system was proposed by the National Task Force for Educational Reform third report (1987) and gPromotion of Deregulation for Creative Human Development (second)h (1996) etc., MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) notified the superintendents of each prefectural board of education about the flexibility of school choice in School Districts in 1997, and requested the municipal boards of education to notify parents and local communities.
MEXT requested that:
(1) Each municipal board of education must consider parental needs
(2) Switching schools and attending schools in a different district is permitted based on parental statements
(3) Each municipal board of education must distribute the information about school districts and the school choice system, and then prepare an accompanying consulting system to be made available for use by schools, parents of students and communities