A draft plan for the educational development of Osaka municipal schools includes a provision calling for schools to suspend bullies and have them study at separate educational facilities.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto drew up the basic program, which is expected to be implemented next academic year.
Some bullied students stop attending school because of the bullying. To help them study outside of school, local governments currently run what are called "adaptation and guidance classes."
But the draft stipulates that bullies--not the victims--should go to such classes, instead of attending regular classes at school. The plan also says special classes for bullying victims who become unable to go to school will be kept separate from those attended by bullies.
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 )