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BULLYING

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 2, 2018
In-person and online bullying led to 2016 suicide of 13-year-old Aomori girl: report
The 2016 suicide of a 13-year-old girl in the city of Aomori was caused by bullying carried out in person and online, a panel looking into her death reported to the local government Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 20, 2018
Teen arrested in connection to knife attack on 9-year-old near school in Shizuoka
Police arrest a teen suspected of involvement in a knife attack Tuesday on a 9-year-old boy — causing serious head trauma — who was returning home from school in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2018
Suit revealed against former sumo stablemaster Kasugano, now JSA director, and wrestler over 2014 assault
A 22-year-old former sumo disciple sued his stablemaster and a retired wrestler last March over the assault years earlier, seeking u00a530 million ($274,000) in damages, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Dec 27, 2017
Teachers and schools in Japan brace for icebergs in 2018
After a year of scandals and promises, the 'five-year rule' and demographic woes cast a shadow over education in 2018.
EDITORIALS
Nov 10, 2017
Student suicides and 'guidance' by teachers
The 'guidance death' of schoolchildren is putting the trustworthiness of schools and teachers in doubt.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 26, 2017
Reports of school bullying in Japan rise to record high, education ministry survey shows
The number of reported cases of bullying at Japanese schools hit a record high of over 320,000 in the 2016 academic year due partly to efforts to detect early signs, the education ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 10, 2017
Nagano counselors trial online consultations for troubled teens via Line messaging app
Counselors in Nagano Prefecture were seen typing nonstop in September between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., as they replied to high volumes of consultation requests received via the Line messaging app.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Sep 30, 2017
The education system still has much to learn
There is a driven, compulsive quality to Japanese education, which emerges clearly in a report by Shukan Toyo Keizai magazine titled "Schools are breaking down."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 9, 2017
Confronting youth suicide: Seeking ways to stop young people from taking their own lives
A grand piano stands silently in a tatami room at Naoko Nakashima's home in Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture. It has not been played in almost two years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 9, 2017
Alternative measures targeting young people in Japan at risk of suicide
The growing prevalence of smartphones in recent years has forced government and welfare organizations to rethink their approach to creating awareness campaigns targeting youths at risk of suicide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 21, 2017
Child support groups gear up for action as suicide rate peaks at end of summer break
Nonprofit organizations are stepping up efforts to prevent kids from committing suicide as students who kill themselves tend to do so around the end of the summer school vacation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 31, 2017
Ibaraki school, education board hit for concealing girl's bullying-linked suicide when probing classmates
School officials in Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture, looking into the 2015 death of a 15-year-old schoolgirl concealed the fact that she committed suicide while surveying her classmates and parents, it has been learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 27, 2017
Families clash with outside panels probing extreme cases of bullying
The parents of Naoko Nakashima, who killed herself at age 15, were furious at the type of questions asked by members of a third-party panel tasked with looking into their daughter's death.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 1, 2017
Yokohama mayor apologizes to schoolboy bullied for being nuclear evacuee
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi apologized to a 13-year-old boy for the municipal government's failure to act swiftly when he was bullied in elementary school for being a nuclear evacuee from Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 23, 2017
15-year-old arrested over forcing classmate to eat insect, dog feces
A 15-year-old high school student in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of forcing a classmate to eat a grasshopper and dog feces, police said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 28, 2017
Bullying in schools keeps youth suicide rate high
Schoolyard bullying has long bedeviled Japan where some students have taken their own lives after being harassed in person or online through emails, text messages and blogs.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 27, 2017
Suicide panel proposes measures to achieve 30% cut over 10 years
A government advisory panel has proposed renewed efforts to reduce suicides by focusing more on postpartum depression, overwork and bullying in schools.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2017
Japan's 15-year-olds struggle with life satisfaction, OECD survey finds
In the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Japan ranked No. 42 among 47 participating countries or regions in “students' satisfaction with life.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 11, 2017
Survey finds bullying against young Fukushima evacuees in schools
An education ministry survey found that nearly 200 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear disaster were bullied, with some being abused verbally with derogatory terms linked to the calamity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Mar 25, 2017
Radiation brings fear, and kids let it all out
Children too young, one might think, to even know the word 'radiation' have picked it up and flung it with gleeful malice at disoriented new classmates who have enough to cope with already.

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