Yet another schoolboy has succumbed to Japan’s schools and killed himself, with the school’s principal provoking widespread disgust by shamelessly asking his parents “to call it an accident” only the day after his death.

This incident occurred at the start of the month at a Hyogo prefecture high school, where a 17-year-old boy hanged himself. He did not leave a note or any indication as to why.

Investigations, including the obligatory questionnaires circulated amongst students, soon discovered what teachers had supposedly not – he was the victim of severe bullying, with students saying he had been forced to eat insects and and pelted with classroom objects, being  known by classmates as “bugs” and “germs.”

The principal’s response was to try to cover the incident up, phoning the bereaved parents the day after their son killed himself to ask them:

“To avoid having to explain about two or three suicides coming out in our school’s annual assembly, can’t we make this suicide into an unforeseen accident?”

The parents instead later opted to reveal details of his request to the inquiring media.

The school has acknowledged bullying occurred and apologised to the parents, but only comments that it was “unfortunate that this did not reach the sight of teachers” and says it “cannot say whether there was or was not any connection between the bullying and his suicide.”

The principal also says “as the person concerned is dead we cannot say there is no connection between the incidents.”


In related news, police investigating the now infamous Shiga bullying suicide have indicated they intend to drop intimidation charges against the bullies for making their victim “practice committing suicide,” saying there was insufficient evidence – despite 16 students reporting the abuse.

Police say they “cannot confirm” whether the dead boy really was made to throw himself out of windows as the reports suggest, and so they will drop the charges. They are still pursuing a variety of other charges against the bullies.

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    Avatar of kintama00
    Comment by kintama00
    06:52 18/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "two or three suicides.." lol!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I would be shocked,but then again guys like these cover up their rapist,degenerate teachers´ asses in Japan so I´m not really surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seeing as he didn't leave a note, he could have been killed for all we know. Or he left a note in which he blamed the administration of the school, which conveniently disappeared before police arrived.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Missing a couple zeroes I guess?

    Comment by Anonymous

    The way he worded it so disgustingly nonchalantly makes me want to pick up a steel pipe and bash all 4 of his limbs.

    "Yesterday was the day your boy committed suicide. For me, it was Tuesday."

    I am in no way a fan of China, but with everything that's so wrong with Japan nowadays, I'm not sure if China ending up destroying it is a completely bad thing at all...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 30/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    no, I so agree with you. I would even root for you if you did such a thing. These teachers need the worst possible death to occur to death.

    For me, I may be too lenient, just giving them a chinese style execution would be too soft. Those god-damn fools would burn in hell, but I want them to die painfully on earth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 19/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh come on! That's going too far.

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    Comment by fxc2
    07:53 18/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Dishonaru famiry, must commit sudoku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:16 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous

    Sudoku? why not Seppuku?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm sure he meant sudoku, die by number puzzle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    my sides....they hurt

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Do Sudoku....or Seppuku...

    Sudoku...hard...uses numbers...possible also uses brain...I'm fucked...

    Seppuku...kitchen knife...check(yay)...insert knife into belly(this is easy who needs to read the manual)...wait 4 to 8 hours to bleed out because you have no friends to behead you...ah shit...should have thought this through more...MOM!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and then there were none?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Modern Japanese lack the balls to commit seppuku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually, if u perform seppuku correctly, u will bleed out in a few mins.

    Avatar of Kyubey
    Comment by Kyubey
    09:24 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Well, he only wanted to "commit" sudoku, not die via it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 19/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    because meme

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Chineses to Bullying Japaneses Stuff: “Call It An Accident?”

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pffff, to be honest, I REALLY WANT THOSE TEACHERS, to be sent to China, a perfect place for them to get bullied.

    Seriously, although 2012 isn't the end ot the world, well not yet, it is going to become the end of those disgusting schools, as well as the staff and bullies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey your kid just died
    And we were too lazy
    To do something about it
    So call it an accident maybe?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey...to make those words plural you don't need to add an "s"...it looks retarded. Chinese in numbers are simply Chinese. Japanese in numbers are simply Japanese.

    Thanks. Hope learning English goes well for you. Good luck.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Huh. You're smart enough to be a rocket scientist. As such, you should go catch that rocket that just flew over your head. I think there's a joke in it.

    Avatar of ナイジェリアの王様
    15:09 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, he's right. The OP made a mistake. They're supposed to be called "Chineseses" and "Japaneseses".

    Avatar of ナイジェリアの王様
    15:06 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, he's right. The OP made a mistake. They're supposed to be called "Chineseses".

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 19/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't it 'Chinasses'? *wonders*

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL thanks you for the laugh.

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    Comment by Gitami
    08:08 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Police say they “cannot confirm” whether the dead boy really was made to throw himself out of windows as the reports suggest, and so they will drop the charges.

    But wait, you guys are terrific at making up charges. Just dip into your mind juice reserved for "consensual sex trades" or "he's a man" or "otaku" and I am sure you can come up with plenty of charges.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:21 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hint: The responsible boy is a son of a public figure, with his grandfather being a former high ranking police officer.

    The cops won't scratch this kid at all just because of his seemingly unreachable 'caste' level.

    Yes, Japan never really changed from its feudal days. At its core, China is really what Japan was in the 70s; sudden economic growth not compensated by increase in civility.

    Avatar of Rene
    Comment by Rene
    07:00 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Man. The balls on this guy. That's like "Hey you're kid is dead but I don't want to look bad. Can you lie? He was just your kid."

    Fuck off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    "It's not like you have to worry about your kid's future anymore, but I still have my career to think of! Think of the future, not the past, right?"

    Avatar of Rene
    Comment by Rene
    08:51 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I'm going to Hell for laughing.

    Avatar of Shaolan-kun
    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    10:07 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Remember to kick this asshole principal's ass for me when you meet him there.

    Or just wait for me to do it together.

    Avatar of Rene
    Comment by Rene
    10:45 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We'll do it together. Hell, we can hold hands while we do it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I'm glad American kids have guns, self protection from the bullies and the teachers who cover their asses. Japan's suicide rate vs American insane high school gun deaths (rather than the deserved retribution ones)?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Principal was just trying to keep the school's image from getting any worse. Unfortunately, that's standard protocol over there. Due to the fact that parents are allowed to pick what schools their kids attend.

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    Comment by nemesis
    06:46 18/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    send some of the bullys over here to australia.....we will sort them out nice and fast.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep, the zangief treatment!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We sure do sort them out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    is nature involved?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, most lethal snakes of world..
    The minister of education should be hanged, it ran out of control and my country as well as in Brazil where minors escape justice by incompetence laws and commit murders and robberies,and hours after prisoners are on the streets doing the same!
    Summary, are not punished they will continue committing crimes!
    Hypocritical system that favors only those who are bad, one of the few good things the U.S., minor commits serious crimes and spends his whole life in jail!!

    Comment by Dark Mage
    07:45 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course nature will be involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Send the Japanese bullies to settle with the Chinese rioters. Problem solved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    DAMN!!! Japan is the motherland of suicides!
    There has to be a reason besides bullying for all of these kids offing them selves. BULLSHIT!

    Avatar of Shadow C
    Comment by Shadow C
    08:29 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is on the far end of the collectivist side of the "collectivist/individualist" scale.(America is actually the furthest country on the Individualist side)
    In a society where assimilating with the group is of the highest priority, being different for whatever reason is like being a second-class citizen. The pressure just keeps building up; combine that with stressful school and work life, and you get Japan's ultra-high suicide rates.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That collectivist/individualist scale doesn't matter that much then. There are nurturing and exploitative collectives, just as there are abusive or unobtrusive societies that thrive on individualism. And you're a second-class citizen if you're poor anywhere in the world, which is what most kids probably are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    expectations what to do when you are adult. No other goal in japan than work work. improve and go higher with you social/work status. Somebody who has read more about this can clarify.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In social outings where life-performance-enhancing commodities are rationed on a position-in-the-system basis, reaching that one single single goal strictly determines how well can you go about your ANY other pursuit. So it's not the only one, but it's so exhausting most people can't get around to anything else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They even have a suicide forest...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you need to take your own noose or is it like a trailer park you only rent the tree branch for a few hours...you know until you stop kicking?

    I suppose immolation is prohibited...kind of dangerous...to the trees...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it is an inherent nature of Asian culture. The success of a person is measured by how large their annual income is and the prestige of their career(social status). Although having more money and higher social status does help with being better off, I don't believe it guarantees happiness.

    tl;dr basically in asian cultures money=happiness

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't believe those people think of success rather than conditions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 18/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You never knew about the suicide rate in Japan before all this? They have had one of the highest overall suicide rates for years and the highest youth suicide rates for much longer than that.

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