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Large Percentage of Parents Borrow Money for Higher Education in Tokyo


A survey conducted by a federation of teachers’ unions for private universities in the Tokyo area found that 34.5% of parents in Kyushu borrowed money to defray the expenses involved in sending their children to private universities or junior colleges in the Tokyo area. This is a substantially higher percentage than the national average of 19.4%. The average amount of money borrowed by Kyushu parents is 1.84 million yen. The survey was conducted last May and June.

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Published: Mar 31, 2008 / Last Updated: Mar 31, 2008

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