In Japan, Michelle Obama decries "injustice" of girls being kept out of school

March 19, 2015 9:35 AM

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TOKYO –First Lady Michelle Obama, saying it’s an “injustice” that 62 million girls around the world are not in school, joined forces with her Japanese counterpart, Akie Abe, Thursday, saying they would together promote education for girls in developing countries.

Meeting with young women from Japanese universities and high schools, Obama recounted her own journey from a working class neighborhood in Chicago to Princeton, and encouraged them to pay attention to education at home and to dream big too.

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