ICT are advancing in all areas of society. It is thus becoming increasingly important for children to acquire the ability to utilize information and respond proactively to the Information Society by using ICT. In addition, it is necessary for teachers to effectively utilize ICT in order to achieve easily understood lessons and work more efficiently. MEXT is therefore actively engaged in introducing ICT into school education. Furthermore, it carries out policies to promote the use of ICT in lifelong learning and social education in order to provide the public with diverse opportunities for learning.

(Educational Media and Information Policy Division, Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau)