May 24, 2014

Stop the bullying of LGBT students

A recent survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Kanto area finds that 70 percent were bullied during their school years. Learning respect and tolerance for individual differences should start earlier.

Apr 27, 2014

MSDF must clean up its act

A Tokyo High Court ruling for the plaintiff in a damages suit over the suicide of a Maritime Self-Defense Force member highlights the deplorable attempt by the MSDF to cover up evidence that the victim was bullied.

Mar 14, 2014

Legal bureaus flooded by Net abuses

Regional legal affairs bureaus dealt with a record number of cases last year in which the Internet was used to violate people’s rights, the Justice Ministry said Friday. Violations of individuals’ rights using the Internet jumped 42.6 percent from the previous year to 957 ...

Nov 26, 2013

Parents to sue in bullied son's death

The parents of a 17-year-old high school student who committed suicide last year said Monday they will file a damages suit against his classmates and teachers, arguing their son’s death was caused by school bullying. They will seek roughly ¥88 million in compensation in ...