Japan Public Grade School Under Fire over Armani Uniform

A Tokyo public school adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school tuition is already burdening young parents.

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TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents. Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza shopping district has announced plans to introduce the new uniform option, which costs more than 80,000 yen ($730) for a full set. A minimum set — a navy-blue jacket and matching trousers or skirt, a long-sleeve shirt and a hat…

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