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| Nearly 95% of public lower secondary schools in Japan provide opportunities for students to have work experiences in companies or organizations. In terms of grades, a majority of schools offer 2nd graders options to have hands-on work experiences, and in terms of duration, 29% of schools allocate one day to the program. About 20% of schools provide students with work experiences extending for four days or more.
--> National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Student Guidance Research Center gSurvey of Situation of Work Practice at Lower Secondary Schools (2006) (at March 2007)h