Japan court halts decertification of language school over student abuse

Kyodo -- Oct 05
A court has granted a temporary injunction on an immigration agency decision to strip a Japanese language school of its certification over an incident in which a former staff member physically restrained a Vietnamese student last October, the agency said Wednesday.

The injunction was issued by the Fukuoka District Court as of Sept. 30, and the Immigration Services Agency of Japan said it will carefully review the court's decision and respond appropriately.

On Sept. 7, the agency stripped the certification of the Nishinihon International Education Institute in the southwestern city of Fukuoka after it found the staff member restrained the student for several hours using a chain and padlock wrapped around his belt. ...continue reading

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