Japan’s Nightmare Schools: Bullies Break Boy’s Back

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The latest bullying scandal to disgrace Japan’s school system has seen a boy narrowly escape lifelong paralysis after bullies took to forcing him to jump off buildings for their entertainment.

According to reports, a Saitama middle school was the scene of an incident where a 2nd year student was forced by several of his classmates to jump off a 2nd storey roof at the school or else give them all his money.

He ended up falling 3m onto a concrete surface and fracturing his spine in several places.

He was subsequently hospitalised for 2 weeks, and is no longer attending school as he is undergoing rehabilitation for his injuries.

Teachers circulated 3 questionnaires amongst his class and later the entire school to determine what was going on, only to discover a large number of students had been entertaining themselves by forcing  the boy to jump off school buildings on a number of occasions for some time.

Teachers took the unusual step of admitting “everyday” bullying was actually going on at their otherwise utopian educational establishment, a response which may or may not be the result of a certain ongoing national schoolboy suicide scandal.

To make amends, they phoned the parents and said they were sorry. Prefectural police are apparently questioning some of the boy’s tormentors.

The local school board issued a reassuring public statement:

“It was quite inexcusable that there was bullying. We think we might well have been able to do something sooner.”


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    Avatar of BisayaBoi
    Comment by BisayaBoi
    13:56 20/07/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Where's Onizuka when you need him?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 20/07/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    out trying to get laid...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Onizuka doesn't exist as a real-life equivalent in Japan. Maybe somewhere outside of Japan, but certainly not there in Japan at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:28 25/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lawsuit times

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's highly celebrated precisely because he's an ideal teacher to most kids. Like most ideal things though, he's fiction.

    What most of his fans don't know is that Tooru Fujisawa, his creator, was a bully himself. I forgot whether it was an interview or an afterword in one of the volumes, but he pretty much admitted to being one in school.

    World is full of irony, huh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, but at least Fujisawa had some guilt over it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is a new sensei in town and his name is Kagami Junichirou.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hachisuka Goro and Gota Araki from Hammer Session and Kamen Teacher can do the job as well, though the bullies might in some form pain later on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    -0.4? what no one like Kagami Junichirou? he's pretty awesome in his own right though the concept might not be original due to Onizuka but he's still pretty awesome still..

    Comment by Anonymous

    Onizuka can't save all of you beta ass from me.

    Instead, I will beat him down and continue tormenting all of you beta lots till you all jumped down from the building voluntarily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good luck with that omega.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 22/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A pathetic Omega that is still a virgin after so long.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh God, you are scaring the shit out me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch out, we got a badass over here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    that's fine, I own badasses for breakfast, I love being a bully's bully, soooo..address please

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 22/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I've got one for you. His name is Bubba and you're going to be his sweet sweet bitch after you get locked up for aggravated assault.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 22/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least he/she is trying to do smt about it

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    Comment by Assassinister

    NO WAY! I'm gonna sell my soul to HELL GIRL and send those bully to hell. Of course gonna go there too but after if its my time to die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not necessarily. Fact is that 'deals with the devil' can be negated for a lot of reasons in theology, including a deal with the devil for the right reasons.

    Getting people like this off the planet would be the right reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only in a moral sense. By divine standards, making a deal with a hell deity to kill someone, is very wrong.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    03:58 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @3:22
    what if the universe was in danger? surely that would provide beyond reasonable doubt, evidence of self-defense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 20/07/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    or Onegai Sensei even!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 20/07/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What's she going to do? Distract the bullies by getting them to try getting laid with her?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    She'd make ME forget about the bullying, for one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It is just a matter of time until this starts to turn into Columbine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 20/07/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Japanese don't have easy access to guns like the US though so it's a lot harder for them to go columbine. Instead the resort to suicide.

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    Comment by Myballz
    14:11 20/07/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There is always a Bokken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Or your standard baseball bat.

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    Comment by Erranty
    14:50 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, poison gas isn't all that hard to do. Ammonia and Bleach combine to make an odorless, colorless gas that only takes moments of exposure to render someone comatose, and continued exposure WILL lead to death.

    Imagine someone setting that up in the school ventilation system.

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    Comment by chad001
    14:30 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's times like this that you wish the 'average Japanese schoolboys' can actually do what they do in anime, use mystical powers or summoned weapons to re-enact Columbine...

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    Comment by Shadow C
    14:45 20/07/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kitchen knives: The junior katana.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 20/07/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    america... fuck yeah?

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    Comment by PirateKing
    03:27 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not "fuck yeah", but "fuck you".

    :-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    best way to deal with a group of bullies, beat the shit out of the main antagonizer, next day, beat the shit out of his lackies, then the leader again, if you're worried about strength, use the nearest object, be it a chair or a knife :) no mercy for idiocy

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not saying America is perfect so much as a fuck yeah...

    I mean, with the shootings at schools, of which not always related to bullying, innocent people have died simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's THAT easy to kill people with guns.

    But then again, exactly because it is easy, it's also a great equalizer. Since everyone is afraid of firearms and the consequences, most people are generally afraid of going too far. Unless they are psychopaths or people in desperate circumstances, they would be thinking 5 or 6 times before doing some stupid shit.

    Gun control proponents would not agree with this unless it cost their lives, but like it or not, crime in the United States is currently at its all time low compared to the 80s, and I believe that legalized possession of firearms and training infrastructures provided for civilians contributed to that.

    TLDR? I think crimes like this would be less likely if, AMONG OTHER THINGS, Japan allows its law abiding citizen to bear firearms.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow we were talking about this phrase at work

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    One has to ask himself if the people who die during things like Columbine are really a loss for society.
    Just think about what many of them must have done to push someone so far to give up any kind of will to live (because most people who run amok actually want to die in the process) and stop valueing their own life just to get back at the people who tormented them like that.
    People who're willing and capable of doing something like that to another human shouldn't be mourned at all. Hell we should be happy to be rid of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 21/07/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Except that they almost never get the actual bullies. And don't give me the "the others didn't intervene so they're just as guilty" crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many innocents died in Columbine, and even bullies ,though shouldn't stay unpunished, deserve to die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    *don't deserve to die
    ops!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I disagree. People who lack any kind of empathy for their victims and are willing to push them this far or drive them into suicide are dangerous to everyone around them.
    We're not talking about a "few pranks" or "children are like that" these people are dangerous and bordelrine sociopathic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You know, Gankutsou-level revenge schemes can also work. People just seem to forget theres a myriad of ways of torturing/killing people without putting lead in their skulls.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    04:01 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "such as taking advantage of 'half the world's' idiotic cannabis laws,"
    fixed

    Comment by Purple Mage
    22:54 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Such as taking advantage of japan's idiotic cannabis laws and plant some pot on them.
    Or upload CP into the computers of the teachers who refused to take action etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You don't need guns to do a mass-murder. Just steal the keys or hot-wire it, get in a car or truck and drive. Cars are not (yet) outlawed in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Which is why they should get rid of the anti gun laws.

    Call it the "Give those fuckers what they deserve" bill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Guns aren't a solution to any problem you know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wildlife population control, unless you feel like going against bears and such with knives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @ Anon 17:11 "Guns aren't a solution to any problem you know."

    Well, they're not a *permanent* solution. There is a seemlingly-endless supply of bullies. But, one can always get more bullets.

    One of the purposes/duties of "society" is to protect physically weaker members from physically stronger ones.

    If society fails to carry out its duties, then it has lost its moral authority, and victimized people have the right to find other solutions.

    Great quote: "Big guys like you are why little guys like me invented guns."

    Comment by Purple Mage
    00:15 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 18:23
    Incorrect dealing with bears is part of daily life in much of Canada.
    BTW Japan has bears too if you go outside the Tokyo megalopolis and guess what they do attack people on occasion.
    Though for most bear situation bear spray which is pepper spray on steroids will do the job though ironically this too is illegal in Japan.
    They have some very brain dead weapons laws there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Guns aren't a solution to any problem you know."

    Speak for yourself. If a criminal breaks into your house, you are basically defenseless and the criminal can do as he pleases. Without guns the innocent are constantly victimised, as law abiding citizens have no means of defence other than the police and we all know how useless they can be.

    Coming from the UK, where guns for the most part are illegal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    there are no bears in civilized countries

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:22 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Guns can be the solution." Are you high?

    People who are sane or have common sense call them 'unnecessary'.

    Do you seriously think allowing students to carry guns would have improved this situation?

    The teachers and the school board are the ones to blame for this, they allow this to happen under their noses, then give a weak apology after. They should be pushed off a building, followed by every one of the bullies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 20/07/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Guns can be a solution.

    People who are sane or have common sense call them 'deterrents'.

    It is like nuclear bombs. Nations that own those weapons would take as much time as they need on the negotiation table before flicking the launch button, because they know that no matter who fires first, everyone is fucked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does it? One word: BOMBS. Easy to make, easy to transport.

    If I wanted to, I could make high intensity bombs that were.... quite small. Maybe the size of a deodorizing ball, that would blow up a good size house when thrown.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    22:51 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They still could make bombs if their science education isn't nerfed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    google works just fine, for obtaining such information and many are surprisingly simple to make, with household products.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:33 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bombs. Enough said. Easy enough to get the materials for a pretty powerful one solely from the average kitchen cleaning supplies.

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    18:17 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guns are alot easier to get than you think. even in countries where they are banned.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Easier to get for people connected to the criminal underworld, which these lone shooter types never are.

    They use legal firearms, even in countries where gun control is strictly enforced.

    Comment by Purple Mage

    Heck they once had RPGs find their way in Japan.
    They say for every contraband item custom agents find nine get through.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I've been bullied a lot when I was in highschool. I've never backed down on bullies which makes the bullies so pissed off. They always try to beat me up but they usually end up taking some damage as well. In the begining, I tried to get help from my teachers but most of them didnt give a shit. What was BS was that the school president said I deserved to be bullied. His theory was that if I didnt have a problem, people wouldn't have trying to beat me up. (Yea, he pissed me and my parents so much after he said that to us.) Since there is no help from the authority and probably the cops cant do shit even if they wanted to, I just decided to purchase a M9 combat knife and simply tried to scare them off. Just as I've expected, bullies are usually pussies and I got the problem sloved. As long as I didnt actually stab someone with it, the school never wanted to say a thing to me even if they know I got the knife. After I've graduated for 2 years, I've seen the local news reported that he drove a studnet crazy and the poor kid treid to suicide. He got his ass fired a year after that. I wasn't surprised anyway. Good old days... and I've learnt to take matters into my own hands from this experience (come to think of it, probably this is why I end up doing engineering). Btw, I am not from Japan but somewhere close enough. The education system is also quite similiar to Japan. Some of you probably know where it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fool, don't you know they know karate?

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    Comment by Gitami
    09:12 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    But that means the bullies know karate too. It'll mutually negate each other like AT-Fields.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:59 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you're saying people picked on should just kill their self?! That makes sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:58 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan's bullying problem sometimes leads to the death of the victim.

    America's school shooting problem, which has been in existence before 1999's Columbine massacre, result in around 10 deaths.

    What has America done to resolve the school shooting problem? Nothing At All.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, America has done stuff to try to resolve the school shooting problem. The problem however is that in order to totally resolve it, bullying has to be gotten rid of in schools.

    Sad fact, but it's next to impossible to do that because many parents equate bullying with leadership potential.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    18:28 22/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    except putting metal detectors in every city school in america.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think even in japan it's still pretty easy to build bombs. Japan's youth needs some bomb building awareness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    fertilizer bomb is much simpler; fertilizer, bleach, fuse & casing.

    diesel alternative bomb; fertilizer, diesel, newspaper, fuse & casing

    In the hands of some little psycho, both can do serious damage. Far more than your usual columbine type psycho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    21:58 lol stuff is strait from DIY guides, not my problem you think you know more than some guy who builds his own bombs & posts vids online.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    23:00 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually bleach is an oxidizer and you can make a crude explosive from it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, the usual school bomber/shooters thing is to get ANYONE because they feel that most of the other people in the school didn't do ANYTHING to stop them being bullied.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 20:07 - I call "Internet Bullshit".

    1. Bleach doesn't oxidize (burn).
    2. Ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) acts as the oxidizer.
    3. You need an initiating device (blasting cap or similar).

    You could make an effective device, but it seems stupid and crude. You want to get the bullies, not random people.

    17:55 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kid blows up school, teachers circulate questionnaires. :p

    Comment by Anonymous

    Molotovs are much simpler to make and can have devastating effects, especially in tight spaces. Chilling to think what a crazed and pissed-off kid could do with enough of those things....I guess that's one reason you shouldn't bully people.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    23:02 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 21:51 the most common one I've heard of is you take stryofoam and dissolve it in gas and what you get is a nasty sticky substance that burns for a long time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah especially if you fill the molotov with jet fuel, strap two sticks of dynamite on the bottle, and duck tape a pound of nails on it now you'll have a hell of an explosive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, because everyone happens to have jet fuel and dynamite laying around.. Dumbass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:51 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoever said molotovs are made with jet fuel and dynamite ... a simple one just involves gasoline , a glass bottle and some cloth

    get your facts right before you start calling people dumbass and making yourself look silly ..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov_cocktail

    Comment by Anonymous

    The Columbine shooters were not bullied. That's a myth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm sure the survivors will paint that picture. However, regardless of whether bullying played a role in Columbine, research has shown that in two thirds of incidents like Columbine bullying was a major motive.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    00:28 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Incorrect many first hand accounts exist of some very serious bullying in that school.
    It's been described as a pickling barrel.
    The shooters were very disturbed but it might have been that environment that made them that way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 21/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol thats true you can't be bullied if everyone ignores you, it just makes you outcasted

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 20/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh-huh. I suppose you know this first hand. A couple outcasts with shit parenting *weren't* bullied and picked on at school, thus giving them no real reason to lash out? Yeah, right.








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