April 18, 2013
A teacher at an elementary school in western Tokyo has been suspended from work for verbally abusing her second-year pupils and using inappropriate language in her classroom,...
February 22, 2013
Teachers require far more than a simple pep talk if bullying, a scourge that afflicts schools across the country, is to be eradicated.
February 02, 2013
An independent committee investigating the suicide of a 13-year-old junior high school student in Otsu who was brutally bullied by classmates has released a report criticizing...
January 29, 2013
With bullying rife in Japanese schools, and the recent suicide of a student athlete after being repeatedly slapped by his coach, the ruling party is taking action to eliminate...
November 23, 2012
Japanese schools reported more than 140,000 instances of bullying from April to September, with 278 of them "serious," an emergency study has shown.
September 30, 2012
Business is booming for private investigators these days across the nation.
September 06, 2012
The education ministry on Sept. 5 announced its new policy to tackle bullying at school in response to the suicide of a student who was tormented repeatedly by his classmates.
August 07, 2012
Whenever Ikuko Orito was bullied as a child, she not only forgave her tormentors, but thanked them, with tears in her eyes.
July 26, 2012
NEYAGAWA, Osaka Prefecture--Police arrested three junior high school boys in connection with the bullying of a classmate, which involved setting the boy’s hair on fire and...
July 17, 2012
The Maritime Self-Defense Force has discovered a document about an MSDF member’s suicide in 2004 that it previously said had been “destroyed.”
July 16, 2012
Last October, a boy in his second year of junior high school in the city of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, inexplicably took his life by jumping from his condominium complex.
July 12, 2012
OTSU, Shiga Prefecture--Police searched a municipal junior high school and the Otsu government office on July 11 in connection with the suicide of a student who had been...
July 11, 2012
An elementary school teacher I once interviewed about bullying likened her class to the ocean.
June 02, 2012
For his latest film, director Eisuke Naito shot "Sensei wo ryuzan saseru kai" (Let's make the teacher have a miscarriage club) because he wanted to bring out what was important ...
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