Japan's education ministry is revising what its subsidies on energy education can cover following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The ministry has decided to offer funds to municipalities whose schools teach the danger of nuclear accidents and other disadvantages of nuclear power generation.
Until now, the subsidies only covered programs that help students better understand the use of nuclear energy.
The ministry will also lift its requirement on local authorities to devote more than 30 percent of energy education funds to nuclear power. Lifting the requirement will allow schools to allocate more money to programs on alternative energy.
Local authorities can use the subsidies to pay for learning materials and administrative fees.