Aug 17, 2013

Spare the rod at school

Every school day, an average of 68 students are punched, slapped, kicked or otherwise physically punished by their teachers, although physical punishment is prohibited by law. A new report by the education ministry confirmed that 6,721 teachers were reported to have used corporal punishment ...

Aug 10, 2013

Poll: 6,721 teachers hit pupils last year

The 2012 academic year saw 6,721 teachers at 4,152 schools nationwide use corporal punishment on 14,208 students, 20 percent of whom suffered some form of injury, an education ministry survey shows. Earlier this year, and for the first time, the ministry ordered a comprehensive ...

Mar 24, 2013

Osaka coach whose abuse led to suicide faces charges

The case of the Osaka high school basketball coach accused of physically punishing players so harshly that one committed suicide has been turned over to prosecutors. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, former Sakuranomiya High School teacher Hajime Komura, 47, who coached the basketball ...