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The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunA senior student of Takarazuka Music School in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, adjusts the bow tie of the uniform of one of the school’s 40 new students before they have commemorative photos taken for their school’s entrance ceremony on Tuesday. The new students, the school’s 106th class, have begun their two-year training in ballet, singing and other disciplines to become a member of the all-female Takarazuka Revue Company. They passed the school’s highly competitive entrance exam, for which this year’s acceptance rate was approximately one in 24.Speech

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