Esport arouses controversy in Japanese schools


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Tokyo, March 13 (Jiji Press) – The introduction of esports, or competitive video games, as an after-school extracurricular activity remains controversial in Japan.

In January, Takahiro Inose, director of Ibaraki Oarai prefecture high school, proposed to set up an esports club.

“The after-school club activities are one of the catalysts for students to come to school. It’s good to see the students having fun, ”said Inose.

His proposal comes as an inter-sect esports competition is set to take place for the first time at a national athletics meet that Ibaraki prefecture in eastern Japan is expected to host in the fall of this year. year.

Inose hosted an esports trial session for students and teachers last month in an effort to rally support for her proposal.

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