Just came across


Bringing you yesterday’s news from Japan and Asia, today.

where I found the following, which I hadn’t heard of:

A student from a private integrated junior high/ high school in Tokyo filed a complaint with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as a victim of bullying. It was later learned that the 15 year-old high school student was allegedly advised by his principal not to go to the police on threat of not being able to enter high school.

The boy and his mother claim that he was sworn to silence as a condition of his graduating from middle school. However, as the bullying continued into high school he decided to go to the police.

via Tokyo School Principal: Don’t Report Bullying to the Police, Or Else! | RocketNews24.

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