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Should children clean their own schools? Japan thinks so.

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A TRADITION IN JAPANESE SCHOOLS IS THAT THE STUDENTS DO MUCH OF THE CLEANING

One of the traditions of Japanese education is that students do o-soji (cleaning). It’s one of the few things non-Japanese tend to know about Japanese schools. Unfortunately, many of us tend to get the details wrong.

SOMEONE HAS TO CLEAN UP AFTER THE CHILDREN — BUT IT’S NOT REALLY ABOUT THE CLEANING

One of the traditions of the Japanese education system is that students do o-soji (cleaning).  However, it’s been in print more than once that Japanese schools have no janitors because students do all the cleaning. That’s simply not true.