Jan 19, 2013

Coach may be just tip of iceberg

Regarding the Jan. 12/13 Kyodo article “Osaka basketball coach tries to justify physical discipline after beaten boy’s suicide“: Whether the student was struck one time, 10 times or 30 times does not make any difference. People with a mind-set like this teacher’s have to ...

Jan 18, 2013

Coach linked to suicide beat another student

The 47-year-old basketball coach at Osaka’s Sakuranomiya Senior High School whose beating of the team’s 17-year-old captain allegedly prompted the youth to kill himself last month slapped another boy the face repeatedly in 2008 during practice for a sports festival, the city board of ...