Government plans to expand middle-class education subsidies in Japan

A government panel on Tuesday proposed that Japan make higher education more accessible to middle-class students majoring in science and technology by expanding the scope of government grants available to low-income students.

The panel also called for extending financial support to students from households with three or more children, a move a government source said Prime Minister Fumio Kishida intends to use to attract more public support ahead of the upper house elections this summer.

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