All 6 Japan High Schoolers Win Gold, Other Medals in Math Olympiad

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Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)--All six high school students representing Japan at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad have won medals including a gold, the education ministry said Friday.

According to the ministry, Naoki Kuroda, an 18-year-old senior at Nada Senior High School in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, earned a gold medal for the second straight year.

Silver medals were taken by Tomochika Arai, a 17-year-old third grader at Kaisei Senior High School in Tokyo, Daishi Kiyohara, a same-age third grader at the University of Tsukuba's Senior High School at Komaba in the capital, and Kazuki Masugi, a first grader aged 16 at Rakunan High School in Kyoto.

Hiroto Nishikawa, a 17-year-old third grader at Meiwa High School in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and Naoki Watanabe, a 15-year-old first-year student at Hiroshima University High School in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, clinched bronze medals.

In the annual math competition, which was held in Romania for two days through Tuesday, a total of 594 students from 107 countries tackled six problems.

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