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Tracking the truants

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Electronic fingerprinting has replaced the traditional daily register in six private schools in Japan. The Tokyo-based Toshin Eisei Yobiko group of schools has introduced the system to track students and prevent them skipping school and sending friends to take their place. Outraged educationalists have condemned the technology as invasive and demeaning, but a school spokesman claims it is more convenient than using magnetic strip ID cards, which can be lost,