Cram school operator Yoyogi Seminar to shut majority of schools
Kyodo -- Aug 23
Yoyogi Seminar, one of the country's largest cram school operators, plans to close the majority of its schools for children preparing for university entrance examinations, possibly next spring, a school official said Saturday.

In a move apparently reflecting the shrinking pool of children in the country as society rapidly ages, the cram school operator plans to close around 20 schools, about 70 percent of the total, including those in Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe and Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture.

No students will be sought for such schools from next spring, the official said, adding that the plan was conveyed to teachers on Wednesday.

大手予備校の代々木ゼミナールが、全国に27ある拠点のうち、20カ所を2015年春­に閉鎖することがわかった。
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