Tag - bullying



Japan Times
Mar 2, 2016
Game app could teach children how to detect potential dangers of smartphones
As the use of smartphones grows in popularity with school children, educators are struggling with ways to teach young people how to recognize and handle the potential dangers they could face, and a smartphone game app called "Soul Negotiator" could be the answer teachers are looking for.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 26, 2016
Boy's suicide prompts Tokyo education panel to investigate suspicions of school bullying
The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education has set up a special investigative committee to look into whether a 16-year-old boy who killed himself in September had been bullied.
Jan 2, 2016
Education deserves more attention
The government's conservative agenda is exposed by the rise in defense spending while funding for education remains static.
Oct 27, 2015
Bullying reports rise amid stronger effort by schools, ministry says
Bullying cases reported by elementary schools hit a record 122,721 in the 2014-2015 school year, up by 3,973 from a year earlier.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 2, 2015
Pair held for stripping boy, tying him to pole, applying Death Sauce to his genitals
Police have served a fresh warrant to two men in Niigata Prefecture for allegedly applying a hot chili sauce to the genitals of a teenage boy, local police said.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2015
Will the bullies inherit Japan's top jobs?
Why aren't people nice, good and kind?
Aug 30, 2015
15% of Tokyo high schoolers bullied on Internet, survey shows
Some 15 percent of 3,222 high school students in Tokyo have been insulted or had personal information leaked by others over the Internet, according to poll results recently released by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.
Jul 31, 2015
In 'historic' shift, night school admission standards are eased in Japan
In a landmark development, the government has dictated a drastic easing of admission requirements for night junior high school, paving the way for victims of childhood abuse and bullying to take the classes again, only this time actually benefitting from them.
Jul 26, 2015
Reporter laws are needed to prevent 'bullycide'
The tragic suicide of an Iwate junior high school student demonstrates why Japan needs to enact reporter laws that compel teachers to report suspected cases of bullying to designated agencies.
Jul 22, 2015
A life that should have been saved
When bullied students suggest they are contemplating suicide, schools must take their words seriously and intervene immediately.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 9, 2015
Iwate boy tried to reach out about bullying woes before suicide
A 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a train in Yahaba, Iwate Prefecture, on Sunday had left a note saying he had problems with friends at school and wanted to die, it has been learned.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2015
Public schooling is a two-way street
Earlier this year, a reader wrote to The Japan Times in response to an education feature on schooling options for the children of non-Japanese parents. The reader wanted to know more, but the earlier feature was unfortunately curtailed by space.
JAPAN / Society
Jun 26, 2015
State Department hits bullying, 'maternity harassment' in Japan, Seoul's arrest of Sankei journalist
A U.S. government report on human rights violations addressed the issue of so-called maternity harassment in Japan on Thursday, while expressing concern about South Korea's indictment last year of a Japanese journalist over reporting on the country's president.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 9, 2015
Body of Aichi boy allegedly forced into river is found
The Aichi Prefectural Police confirm that a body found in the Aizuma River in Kariya is that of a 15-year-old high school boy who was allegedly beaten Saturday night by a group of teens and forced to swim across the river before disappearing in the water.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2015
Three Aichi teens admit beating boy, forcing him to take fatal swim
Three teenage boys who allegedly beat and forced a 15-year-old high school boy to swim across a river in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, on Saturday night said they tried to rescue him when he disappeared underwater, according to investigators.
May 18, 2015
Tokyo teacher censured for fingerprinting students
An elementary school teacher in Tachikawa, Tokyo, fingerprints 37 students in what he says was a bid to prevent bullying in his classroom.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2015
Three held for physical abuse of fellow martial arts club member at Osaka school
Three male students involved in the Japanese martial arts club at Osaka University of Commerce are under arrest for alleged physical abuse of a fellow club member.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2015
Otsu settles with family of boy bullied into suicide
The city of Otsu agreed Tuesday to settle a damages suit filed by the relatives of a 13-year-old boy who killed himself in 2011 after being bullied, agreeing to pay compensation and apologize for the way the school and the local board of education handled the matter.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2015
Seeking blame in a Kawasaki teen's death
On the morning of Feb. 20, police were summoned to the grassy, elevated bank of the Tama River, which forms the boundary between Tokyo and Kawasaki. They found the naked body of 13-year-old junior high school student Ryota Uemura, dead of multiple stab wounds. The same morning, the partly burned remnants...
Mar 4, 2015
Society failed to save Uemura
Educators, local government officials and police officers need to reflect deeply on what could have been done to prevent the murder of Ryota Uemura.


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