Ms. Masuko FUJIKI’ Story: Just Graduated from University in Japan at Age 83

Reviewed by Prof. Steve McCARTY
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Ms. FUJIKI’s graduation was reported in regional newspapers and on the NHK public TV news that evening. Parts of the graduation were filmed, with most students in colorful kimonos. The news value was perhaps that it was an unusual occurrence but representative of a growing new trend. Japanese education and business customs have been somewhat inflexible, like an escalator with steps representing people’s age, in a set path from school to work

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