bullying

Hana Kimura’s mother requests evidence of hate tweets cyberbullying her daughter after her death

Kyoko Kimura is building a case to bring down her daughter’s cyberbullies. 

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Terrace House star Kai Kobayashi says staff asked him to touch Hana Kimura’s breasts

“Unscripted” Netflix reality TV show comes under fire following claims of housemate manipulation.

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Hana Kimura’s mother slams Terrace House castmates for partying after daughter’s death

Kyoko Kimura calls out Hana’s friends after revealing staff pressured her daughter to stage scenes on the show.

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Death of Terrace House star Hana Kimura prompts Yu Darvish to speak out against cyberbullying

Pro baseballer shares three easy phrases people can use to stop a plague of hurtful online comments.

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Terrace House season cancelled, removed from streaming service after Hana Kimura’s death

Decision comes after suspended broadcast of new episodes following reality program star’s apparent suicide.

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Terrace House stars condemn cyberbullying after death of housemate Hana Kimura

Messages from Netflix reality show cast members suggest bullying contributed to the young pro-wrestler’s death.

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High schooler “forced” to quit school sues Kumamoto prefecture for a single yen

The boy’s case details intense, unpleasant customs at the school that made him too depressed to attend class.

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Curry restaurants across Japan create social media movement: “Don’t blame the curry!”

After a shocking curry-related bullying incident, chefs took to social media to clear curry’s good name.
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“Bully insurance” now on the rise, with many more practical uses than just insuring bullying

Parents in all sorts of predicaments can benefit from this low cost, expansive insurance policy. 

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You can now buy bully insurance for your kids in Japan

As more and more parents worry about the effects of bullying, one Tokyo insurance company offers a solution.

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This nonconformist Japanese schoolgirl is ready for any bullies who tease her about her backpack

Mom was worried about other kids teasing her six-year-old, but this kid is wise (and tough) beyond her years.

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Moral Japanese poem doubles as a damning indictment of unaware Twitter trolls

Take a deep look inside and ask yourself: do you sound like the type of person described in this poem?
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Tough-as-nails bullied Japanese schoolgirl stays home from school, but not because she was sad

After standing up for classmate and becoming bully’s target herself, elementary schooler decided to send a message that took years to be heard.

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Harsh retribution for school bullies using Japanese law suggested on Twitter, but it’ll take time

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and it doesn’t get much colder than this.

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Nintendo and Pokémon Company help grade-school boy get over bullying incident, earn lifelong fan

Want to know why Nintendo fans are so loyal? Because of touching stories like this.

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Shocking video shows delinquent student physically abusing a teacher.

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Inside the mind of a Japanese manager accused of “power harassment”

Power harassment is a relatively newly defined but widespread form of workplace harassment in Japan where people abuse their rank by demeaning their subordinates. But why do people do it?

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Japanese Twitter user’s sad memory of when school literally refused to look at bullying problem

Pain of heartbreakingly clueless ethics lesson continues years later.

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Sociologist says high school hierarchy keeps Japanese adults away from their home towns

Ijime, or bullying, is sadly as much a part of Japanese school life as it is in any other country. In Japan, too, each school has a sort of social hierarchy, where the “cool kids” often pick on or exclude the nerdy/unsporty kids, and everyone gets shuffled around until the “stronger” kids are on the top and the “weaker” kids are on the bottom.

But in a society like Japan, where group mentality is so important, you’d be mistaken for thinking that after high school everyone just flutters off to become their own special snowflake and cast off the mental wounds of a tough adolescence.

In other words, if someone was bullied in school, there’s a chance they’ll keep on being bullied by the same people right on through their working days if they stay in the same town. So how does this “high school hierarchy” continue to affect the lives of adults in Japan?

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Could this teen’s simple but genius idea help put an end to cyber bullying?

Bullying is not a new phenomenon. Even if you haven’t personally experienced it, you likely know some who has been bullied, or have seen it happen to someone else. So have our parents, and most likely their parents too. Adults can be bullies too, but children and adolescents are much more likely to act without thinking, making it much more of a problem for the younger generation.

What is a relatively new phenomenon, however, is cyber bullying. After hearing about a young girl who was bullied to the point that she decided to commit suicide, 14-year-old Trisha Prabhu knew something had to be done, and set to work making a system that could drastically reduce the incidences of cyber bullying.

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