Tag - bullying



Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 10, 2017
Six years on, Fukushima child evacuees face menace of school bullies
"Radiation! Bang bang!"
JAPAN / Society
Mar 2, 2017
Bullying cases targeting young Fukushima evacuees spread to Tokyo
Fresh cases of bullying targeting children who evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear disaster have emerged in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2017
Bullying cases targeting child evacuees from Fukushima disaster now reported in Tokyo
Fresh cases of bullying have been reported targeting children who evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture amid the nuclear disaster that started in 2011, this time in Tokyo.
Feb 13, 2017
Aichi teacher draws blame following student suicide over sports accident
A junior high school in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, announced Monday that one of its students killed himself after the teacher in charge of him "responded inappropriately" to injuries he sustained during a sports event.
Feb 10, 2017
Cabinet OKs bill to let Tepco tap state funds for decontamination, bullying measures
The Cabinet on Friday approved a bill enabling state funds to be used to decontaminate areas tainted by fallout from the Fukushima disaster.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 7, 2017
Panel urges government to do more to prevent bullying of 3/11 school children
A special government panel will urge the government to do more to prevent students who were relocated after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis from being bullied at school, in the first planned review of its basic policy on the issue.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2017
Education in Japan in 2016: new solutions and age-old problems, from teaching English to bullying
With schools well into their final term and the university academic year already winding down it's time to reflect on the most significant events in Japanese education this past year.
Dec 19, 2016
Fukushima high school apologizes for physical abuse of student in sumo club
A high school in Fukushima Prefecture apologized Monday after a teacher repeatedly beat a student in the sumo club.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 16, 2016
Fukushima evacuee poll finds kids in eight Yokohama-area households had experienced bullying
Eight households that evacuated from Fukushima following the 2011 nuclear disaster said their children have experienced bullying at their new schools, according to a survey of 61 families suing the government and the nuclear plant operator.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 2, 2016
Niigata elementary school teacher calls Fukushima evacuee a 'germ'
A student who fled the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March 2011 has been absent from school for more than a week since a teacher added "germ" to his name when addressing him in late November, a local education board in Niigata Prefecture said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2016
Ministry slams national university-affiliated school's slow bullying response, urges quick action on cases
Well-known Tokyo high school taken to task over mishandling of incident that left one student severely injured.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 24, 2016
Fukushima evacuee bullied by Yokohama classmates issues appeal against suicide
A 13-year-old boy in Yokohama who was bullied by classmates after evacuating from nuclear crisis-hit Fukushima has made public plea urging young people suffering a similar ordeal not to consider death as the answer to their problems.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2016
Officials in Yokohama discuss how to stop bullying after Fukushima boy's case
Top officials from the education ministry and the city of Yokohama met Monday to discuss how to better prevent school bullying in the wake of the harassment of a transfer student from Fukushima.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 18, 2016
Police warned school about extortion of bullied Fukushima boy in 2011
An elementary school in Yokohama ignored a police report that a transfer student from disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture was possibly being bullied and extorted by classmates, sources said Thursday.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 17, 2016
Yokohama mayor wants school board to probe why it failed to help bullied Fukushima evacuee boy
Yokohama's mayor said Wednesday she has instructed the city's board of education to investigate the reason behind its poor support in a case involving a 13-year-old boy from Fukushima Prefecture who had evacuated to the city in the wake of the March 2011 nuclear meltdowns and was bullied because he was...
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2016
LGBT-inclusive curriculum badly needed
For too long, Japanese LGBT students have faced verbal abuse, physical harassment and far worse because of homophobia.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2016
Aomori city hands back photo award stripped in connection with girl's suicide
The city of Kuroishi, Aomori Prefecture, has bowed to public pressure and decided to hand back a photography award that it retracted when it emerged the subject had committed suicide.
Sep 17, 2016
Preventing youth suicides
More than 300 schoolchildren take their own lives every year.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2016
Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017
Twitter Inc. denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 2, 2016
The scourge of binge drinking on youth
As the new academic year begins, Masami Ito looks at efforts that are being made to prevent young people from drinking heavily in group settings.


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