Seventy-three students wore virtual reality headsets to watch a video broadcast when a new online school held its first entrance ceremony in Tokyo on April 6.
The students donned the headsets in the central Roppongi district to watch the broadcast from the main campus in Uruma in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa.
N High School has been set up by a joint venture between the major publishing house Kadokawa Corp. and the video-sharing website operator Dwango Co.
The school has 1,482 students aged between 15 and 86, and 73 of them were chosen to attend the event.
One of the students, Yuki Aizawa, 16, who once dropped out of high school, said: “Learning online could give me more free time. I think I will be able to keep up with this kind of schooling system.”
N High School is happy to accept students who have had problems in traditional schools. It is aimed at nurturing talent in IT and other digital technologies.