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1879

1879 | NEC in Asia

Serving as governmental supervisor to newly opened Japan, Luther Mason introduces Western music in 30,000 schools, based on courses he introduced in the U.S. in 1874. The Japanese still call his method “Mason-Song.” East Asia gradually emerges as an important source of students, with China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan among the most significant contributors to NEC's international enrollment.