The Era of Bullying: Japan under Neoliberalism

Yoneyama, Shoko
January 2009
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;1/5/2009, Issue 1, p3
The article assesses the consequences of bullying for Japanese education and society. It notes that bullying and school nonattendance have been the key behavioural problems among students in Japan since the mid-1980s. School nonattendance has been consistently dealt with by the Ministry of Education and Science, but there have been few systematic efforts to curb bullying by the school administration either at national or local levels. Some 80% of bullying among school students in Japan has been reported to be collective.


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