Tag - bullying



Japan Times
Apr 5, 2023
Japan insurer to offer policy against bullying
While financial losses are likely not a parent's first concern should their child be bullied, a new insurance policy to be made available later this year will attempt to ease those worries.
Japan Times
Mar 9, 2023
Japanese head of WHO regional office fired for misconduct
Takeshi Kasai had been suspended as regional director for the Western Pacific since August after allegations of racist and abusive behavior toward staff members.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2022
Survey highlights impact of harassment by customers on Japan's workers
In the Rengo poll, 76.4% of workers who have experienced harassment by customers said their lives had been affected, with some feeling a sense of gloom about going to work.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2022
Record 245,000 students absent from schools for 30 days plus in FY 2021
A total of 71,704 students absent for 30 days or more due to concerns about COVID-19 infections were not included in the figure.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Sep 22, 2021
How do you deflect a controversy? Keigo Oyamada blames the media.
Musician Keigo Oyamada cries foul over how he was portrayed in a pair of magazine articles that ended up causing him a job at the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 14, 2021
To tackle cyberbullying, Japan eyes tougher prison sentence for online insults
Kamikawa told a news conference that she will ask her advisory panel to examine the plan to impose a prison term of up to one year or a fine of up to u00a5300,000 ($2,725).
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2021
Five years after the 'Sagamihara stabbings,' what have we learned?
Thoughts on 'extreme bullying' as we mark the fifth anniversary of the Sagamihara stabbings. The conversation needs to continue.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2021
Organizers scramble to replace Tokyo Games composer after resignation
The scandal over the musician's admission of having bullied and assaulted people with disabilities is the latest in a long line to have beset the troubled Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2021
‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’ helps us face the consequences of bullying
Mizuki Tsujimura's touching novel about teenage bullying in the Tokyo suburbs illuminates the importance of compassion and reaching out.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2021
Japan enacts law to enable simpler court steps to find cyberbullies
The House of Councillors unanimously passed a bill to revise the current law on internet service providers in response to growing calls to tackle online abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Apr 19, 2021
Echoes of Fukushima discrimination felt amid coronavirus pandemic
The 2011 nuclear disaster may have created a rift in society, but a similar divide has been seen in the coronavirus pandemic, raising the question of whether a similar mindset is at play.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 15, 2021
Debate over preschool teaching of gender identity issues in Japan
Experts have said that more than half of people with gender identity disorder 'begin to feel uncomfortable about their gender before entering elementary school.'
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2021
Great Britain to launch bullying hotline for athletes at Tokyo Games
British athletes competing at this year's Tokyo Olympics will be able to report concerns of physical or psychological abuse through an independent hotline service, British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Anson said.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2020
Local governments consider using AI to rate severity of bullying cases
In the past, the Otsu Board of Education was not able to properly handle some bullying cases as its officials had to check one by one hundreds of reports.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 9, 2020
Suicide spike in Japan shows mental health toll of COVID-19
The numbers hint at what may be going on around the world as countries grapple with the fallout from mass unemployment and social isolation.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2020
In South Korea, COVID-19 comes with another risk: online bullies
Governments around the world have grappled with misinformation and outright lies about the coronavirus. In South Korea, that struggle has become uniquely personal.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2020
Mental health of Japanese kids nearly worst among rich nations, UNICEF says
Bullying at school and difficulties at home are behind the poor showing, the U.N. Children's Fund found.
Aug 6, 2020
Nihon University rugby chief apologizes for coach's abuse of players
The director of Nihon University's rugby department apologized on the team's website on Wednesday for the repeated abuse of players by the school's former head coach.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2020
‘Forgiven Children’: No clear-cut truths to a child’s crimes
Bullying is an evergreen theme of Japanese films centered on teens, with the focus typically on the victims.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 29, 2020
Seeking kindness after a 'Terrace House' tragedy
The death of 'Terrace House' star Hana Kimura gives new impetus to discussions about cyberbullying.


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