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BULLYING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2019
Japan's Cabinet adopts bills to ban harassment and promote women's advancement
The legal revisions, which ban any form of workplace harassment and obligate companies to prevent bullying and abuses of power, could take effect as early as fiscal 2020.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2019
Four Niigata teens arrested over assault on high schooler captured in video that went viral in Japan
Four teenage boys were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting a high school student boy last month, police said, after a video showing the boy being hit and kicked went viral on social media.
EDITORIALS
Mar 5, 2019
Lessons from the 2011 suicide of a bullying victim
All parties responsible for combating the problem of bullying at schools need to be reminded of the purpose of the 2013 legislation against bullying.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 5, 2019
The real threat to your children isn't Momo
What's fundamentally wrong with the hoaxes is that they establish a false link between internet use and suicide where plenty of real links exist.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 2, 2019
Reaction to Niigata bullying video reflects changing attitudes in Japan
A video of a first-year high school student in Niigata being bullied appeared online in mid-February and quickly became a topic of discussion. The clip shows a group of male students pushing, kicking and eventually striking the victim with a stick, all while throwing insults the victim’s way, too....
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / NEWS IN NIHONGO
Feb 25, 2019
Japanese city to use AI to predict seriousness of school bullying
The Otsu City Board of Education has decided to implement a digital solution to one of the country's most pressing problems.
EDITORIALS
Feb 21, 2019
A court warns of bullying's grave consequences
The Otsu District Court's warning of the irreparable consequences of bullying needs to be taken seriously by all parties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2019
Video of Niigata high school student being bullied goes viral on social media
A video of a first-year high school student in Niigata Prefecture being attacked by a group of schoolmates was posted online and went viral on social media, school officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2019
Two former classmates ordered to pay ¥37 million in damages over bullied Japanese boy's suicide
A court orders two former classmates of a 13-year-old boy who killed himself in 2011 to pay u00a537.5 million in damages, recognizing their bullying caused his death.
SUMO
Feb 8, 2019
Wrestler retires for bullying apprentice
The Japan Sumo Association on Friday accepted the retirement of a sumo wrestler who repeatedly choked and bullied a lower-ranked apprentice wrestler at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2019
City of Otsu to use AI to analyze past school bullying cases with an eye on future prevention
A city in Shiga Prefecture said Friday it plans to use artificial intelligence to predict the potential consequences of suspected cases of bullying at schools, in what would be the first such analysis by a municipality in the country.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jan 31, 2019
Apprentice wrestler choked, bullied at Kotooshu-run stable
An underage apprentice sumo wrestler has been the subject of repeated physical abuse and bullying at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday.
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2018
Bullying suspected of being behind MSDF crewman's suicide, as Japan's naval force faces string of claims
Abuse of authority by the captain of a Maritime Self-Defense Force supply vessel is suspected to have been behind the suicide of a crewman in September, sources close to the matter said Tuesday, citing an internal probe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2018
Japanese schools adopt therapy 'games' to help kids fight problems that can lead to bullying and truancy
More and more schools are trying out cognitive behavioral therapy "games" to get kids to confront their everyday problems, and in turn lessen the likelihood they will cut school or bully others.
EDITORIALS
Nov 28, 2018
Remind schools and teachers of duty to stop bullying
That Diet members are considering a legal revision designed to beef up school responses to bullying is testament to educators' failure to effectively address the problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2018
Japanese man to sue ex-boss over having his head dunked in hot pot at year-end party, causing severe burns
A man who suffered severe burns after having his head shoved into a pot of boiling liquid at a year-end party in 2015 said Thursday that he plans to sue his former boss over the incident.
EDITORIALS
Oct 26, 2018
The continuing problem of school bullying
The sheer number of school bullying cases last fiscal year testifies to the breadth of the problem and must be taken seriously.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2018
Number of cases of school bullying rises to new high in Japan
Japanese schools reported a record number of bullying cases in fiscal 2017 amid a nationwide effort to have teachers identify even the most minor cases in order to tackle problems while they are still at an early stage, the education ministry said Thursday
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 4, 2018
Released from reformatory, Japanese 'idol' launches support group for neglected children
Parental neglect, bullying and juvenile delinquency — these are the things the 20-year-old idol who goes by the name Kanano Senritsu says she has gone through. But she seems to be transforming the pain of her past into strength, having launched a group to support children who are struggling the...
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2018
1,308 disabled people abused at workplaces in Japan in fiscal 2017
The number of people with disabilities who were abused at workplaces in fiscal 2017 surged 34.6 percent from the previous year to 1,308, the labor ministry said Wednesday.

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