Suicides among Japanese students hit record level in 2011
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Sep 12
The number of elementary, junior high and high school students who committed suicide in fiscal 2011 increased by 44 from the previous year to 200, the highest number in 25 years, according to an education ministry survey released Tuesday.
Four of them, all in junior high school, killed themselves due to bullying.
As for two high-profile suicides last year - a 13-year-old boy at a junior high in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, and a male 14-year-old junior high student in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture - the local boards of education reported to the ministry that their deaths were caused by bullying, but the ministry has not disclosed the details.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )