Education: Transition

In Japan last week, 127,000 hollow-cheeked boys and girls stood patiently in queues. The boys and girls were students, waiting their turn to be examined for entrance into the nation's 89 universities and colleges. In the Tokyo line-up was Shiro Suzuki, 20, an ex-soldier.

Suzuki had gone to a tiny country school in his home village. He had listened to his teachers tell of Japan's glorious destiny. Later, in the Army, he had been stirred by the fiery speeches of his officers. After the war, in a Japan suddenly decreed democratic, he was told that everything he had been taught before was...

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