Japan’s education ministry is reportedly considering imposing hefty textbook prices to combat a shortage of textbooks in classrooms.
The ministry’s textbook pricing plan has been proposed by the Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee.
The plan was first reported by the Kyodo News on Thursday.
The committee is headed by Culture Minister Yoko Shimomura and includes representatives from the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports, the Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, and the Ministry to Combat the Unhealthy Environment.
A committee official told the Kyobo News that the committee has already proposed a proposal for textbook prices of around 20 million yen ($2.2 million).
The committee member said that textbook prices will be increased by 50% to 80% of the cost of textbooks.
This is a very good plan.
It will be implemented in a short period of time.
The cost of a textbook is just 10% of its cost in the market.
It’s just a small amount, and that’s why it’s so good.
It should also be implemented soon.
We will try to implement it in the next few months.
The ministry has previously recommended a 10% increase for textbook price in the 2020 budget.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the committee member also said that the ministry is considering setting up a separate section in the textbook for each class of kindergarten and high school students.
The plan also proposes that textbooks should include the names of children’s parents, as well as information about specific topics.
This would allow the students to access the materials directly from the book, and also provide the ministry with an easy way to find information on children’s health, said the member.
According a Japanese education ministry official, the proposed textbook pricing proposal will be put to a vote at the ministry’s meeting on April 25.