Anti-bullying bill enacted
Kyodo -- Jun 21
The Diet enacted a bill Friday to prevent increasingly serious bullying cases at elementary to high schools.

The move came in the face of a series of bullying cases, including a high-profile one in which a junior high school student killed himself in October 2011 in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, after being severely bullied.

Under the newly enacted law, bullying that causes serious physical and mental damage to victimized children or forces them to be absent for long periods of time is defined as constituting a "serious situation."

「いじめ防止対策推進法」が、21日午前の参議院本会議で、可決、成立した。

Sources: Kyodo, FNNnewsCH
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