Teachers Beat Student for Dyeing Hair


Three teachers who beat a student who dyed his hair for half an hour have been warned not to do it again.

The Miyazaki prefecture middle school in question had organised an outing to Kyoto for its students.

One second year student arrived at the assembly point, a railway station, with his hair dyed, a breach of the school’s dress code.

Once they arrived at their destination, three teachers took him to a room in the party’s hotel and ordered him to sit seiza style.

They proceeded to beat and kick him for half an hour as he sat in this fashion, including blows to the head, as punishment for daring to defy the dress code, and once they were finished they took him to a barber’s shop and had him shave his head, supposedly with his consent.

Outraged at their son being treated in this manner, the boy’s parents complained to the school, which apologised. The teachers were given an “oral reprimand.”

The parents also filed charges of assault against the teachers with police, but courts suspended the indictment as “the teachers were remorseful.”

Needless to say, had the student hit a teacher he would likely have been arrested, and had they beaten a female student for violating the dress code they would likely have been arrested as well, suggesting there are a number of double standards at work.

Anyone looking to reduce child abuse in Japan might do well to crack down on teachers rather than works of fiction – it seems Japanese teachers more often than not get away with beating and raping their students with scarcely a dent in their career, and recent events demonstrate even a headmaster suspected of possessing child pornography can expect to retain his position, such are the perks of civil servants and a strong union.

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    Comment by Member548
    07:32 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He just dyed his hair for half an hour, no big deal.
    Not worth a beating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 28/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    He didn't dye his hair for have an hour, he was beaten for halfe an hour.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what making me have second thoughts about moving to Japan. Schools/companies control your life. Your personal life and school/work life aren't separated and you have to follow their rules pretty much all the time. Plus it looks like individuality is frowned upon in some cases.

    Really want to live in Japan but some things there are putting me off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kimura sensei wouldn't give a damn about it, he's busy chasing after girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Some time I Really cant help but sight at what most of the comments here.

    The Boy broke the school rules, he should be punished

    The punishment WAS NOT CORRECT. AT ALL.

    OK, so he broke school rules of not dyeing hair, that is bad, either he dye it back or cut it all off, a choice, then he will be punish in accordance to rules eg, suspension, school service, public canning or detention after school for some time etc.

    Do note that many countries, public canning is normal for punishment.

    Also before all this, parent should be inform of the reasons and punishment being given out.

    Im all for canning if it state out in the rules and given enough reason but on the right people by the correct authority, usually the head master/principle.

    Then again beating a shit out of the boy using personal authority as a teacher is something that should be condemn. Im all for physical punishment but not this way.

    The teacher should be suspended/sack and sent for counseling. What the shit are they thinking. Im even all for the student to hit back in the mist of it.

    And why are people so quick to judge the dyeing of hair and dress code in japan is wrong and bad using western standard, especially using America standard?

    So yeah?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because, having a dress code AT ALL is in violation of HUMAN RIGHTS, which is not a 'western standard' but a INTERNATIONAL standard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That school 'rule' shouldn't even have been in existence in the first place. It steps over the line big time, and infringes on the students HUMAN RIGHT to wear or NOT WEAR whatever they wish to!

    Seriously, all of these 'dress codes' and other bullcrap NEED TO GO! Maybe it's time to just say that children have to be NAKED in schools so that there is no problem and no reason for teachers to get on their cases.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    if i was this kid i would treat my hair everyday with dye so that it grows back in Dyed

    LOVE to see em figure that one out

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    Comment by motaku96
    08:04 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ridiculous. Hope the teacher's get some kind of punishment.

    03:28 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean like jail time and get to be Bubba's sex toy?

    Three beating a kid how cowardly.
    Yes those teachers are cowards of the highest level and are subhuman in my book.

    Really I'd like to meet these teachers in a dark alley somewhere with couple of friends of mine.

    What we'd do next ever watch Men at Work?
    Just skip to 3:30 and this is what I'd do to those teachers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right in one.... three people beating on a child is cowardly. Hell, an adult beating on a 6 year old is cowardly in my opinion, to be blunt, and is totally unnecessary.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You punch a teacher in America, Suspended/Expelled.
    Punch a teacher in Japan, Jail.

    03:03 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If a teacher ever did that to a kid of mine I'd break the f--ker's nose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This reminds me a lot of my highschool. We didn't get beaten, far from it. But the thing is: you have 2-3 police cruisers driving around on a daily basis, as well as cameras in every corner, even where they aren't necessary (no kidding, as they have 2 cameras pointing in the same direction from the same angle). All these precautions, yet you dress inappropriately and they go ballistic. They actually have the right to expel you for it! I heard it actually did happen.

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    Comment by Imyou
    11:18 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shit like this really leaves them with no choice but to take matters into their own hands... of course, one person against all the teachers won't fly... now do we still wonder why the Yakuza is so strong? When all the authority figures conspire against you, who the hell else can you turn to? When the rules say you automatically lose, you need someone with enough clout to say "fuck the rules."

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to agree.... it's about time that the world realized that most 'authority figures' are abusing their power by trying to push their 'morality' and likes and dislikes on other people, which they have absolutely NO RIGHT under the theme of basic human rights to do.

    Now, if someone is trying to physically harm someone else without their permission, okay.... you have the right to step in there. If someone is stealing from someone else, same thing

    But NOT in any other situation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, seriously?

    You don't beat a student for violating dress code. You tell him "Go home and when you come to school tomorrow, it'd better be dyed back."

    And all they got was an "oral reprimand?"

    Total bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They had him shave his head too which is even more bullshit, just have him buy some black dye stick his head in a bucket and done.
    Its not like they have to go all apeshit over that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 28/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right! That's just stupid!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've read the last paragraph of the article, I suppose they don't teach moral ethics?

    Somehow, weak people tend to pick easy fights they could win and look the other way where they should look at what matters the most.

    In this day and age, we're living with many, worst kind of people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But on the other hand if they had touched in the sudent in any non-violent manner the school would have fired them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God dammed double-triple-quadruple standards!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Outraged at this their son being treated in this manner, the boy’s parents complained to the school"

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    Comment by dumba989
    01:41 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Double standards, gotta love 'em.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:56 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Texan Anom:

    So what if the parents get like 12 friends together and beat the shit out of the teacher? And then they be remorseful of their actions.

    Sounds fair to me.

    The American way... the Teachers might find a bullet in them for getting away with it. Oh yeah, in the USA - they'd be arrested.

    Both sides have loser-screwed up laws. Both weak and too-strong for all the wrong reasons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is exactly what the family should do.... stalk the teachers, find them somewhere and give them what they gave this boy!

    03:10 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope the family pays the Yakuza to handle this.
    The Yakuza should be able to come up with some shit I could not in a 1000 years and I can dream pretty dark.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 07/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, they need to give beating rights back to teachers. Look at all the crap going on in US schools, you can't smack some asshole constantly joking around & wasting the time of those who actually want to learn. Instinct wants us to tape them to a chair while whipping their genitals until they bleed & cry but society says just bend over & take it up the ass.

    Needless to say, same thing goes on in our very home. Reckless kids, can't discipline them the old-fashioned way or it's child abuse. Fuck child being first, that's why the world sucks now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 30/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bitch ass teachers getting away with it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, you should NOT include the child pornography thing in this. That just shows that Japan has moved towards realizing that pedosexuality is a NORMAL sexuality and are going towards not harassing people for it anymore, which the rest of the world should do.

    That said, I told MY children that if someone tried to beat them for doing something 'wrong', to fight back against that person like their life was in danger and TRY TO KILL THEM!

    Seriously, NO ONE has the right to beat another person for ANY reason whatsoever.

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    Comment by darkmind35
    02:33 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about a girl student beating 3 teachers?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...have been warned not to do it again."
    After just reading the first part I almost fell out of my chair. Seriously, warned? WTF??? Oh wait, Japan...
    And they were remorseful? Does that change what they did?
    I can see the teachers in the teachers room talking about it:

    Teacher #1: - It couldn't be helped... -

    Teacher #2: - People get hurt when beaten... -

    Teacher #3: - Just according to keikaku... -

    Headmaster: - Note: "keikaku" means "plan" -

    03:01 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    An oral reprimand how weak these guys should have been fired on the spot and the father allowed to have five minutes of stick time with each of the teachers involved while they're strapped to a chair.
    Stick time means beating with a bat or nightstick.

    The US may have it problems but here those teachers would face swift yet fair justice and would never be able to get a job in education again.
    The family also would have sued the school for at least 100K and got it.

    This kind of injustice makes me want to go to Japan just to kick someone's ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Should it have been an anal reprimand then? :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the Japanese are stupid idiots (even worse than US people) who think that they have the right to force their personal likes and dislikes of things on other poeple, like it really 'affects' them in any fucking manner whatsoever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    we had someone in our school who dyed his hair (originally: brown)in 7th grade green and in 8th grade orange.

    it was a little bit surprising but did not caused any kind of problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 28/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a friend how does that! It fun to guess what color they'll dye it next ;D

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    Comment by Ribbons
    00:04 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm too busy loling over the opening picture.

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    Comment by Callysto
    17:11 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If anything America should take example. Far too many people are being punished and sentenced in America for rather ridiculous or petty crimes.

    There is such as thing as heat of the moment or mistake of law or fact misinterpretation.

    You can't so much as call someone a retard without being sued here, it's ridiculous.

    Good for the teachers they beat his ass. Don't be bucking the dress code. Do what you want in your off hours.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:50 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you want leniency for such "petty" crimes such as assault by 3 adults against a student for defying something as sacred as a dress code? I'm sure that they just decided to do it in "the heat of the moment".

    My God you're a dipshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let me guess. You've never been beaten up for completely ridiculous reasons?

    When you get beaten up by a bunch of assholes, the most natural feeling that comes from it is pure anger. And anger tends to build up quickly until you can no longer take it and decide to take revenge. Then, you get some friends and go beat the shit up of the same assholes one by one. Then they come back and beat you and your friends up. The exchange of violence continues to escalate and spread until someone brings a weapon and shit really hits the fan. We call this "gang violence" and it's very common where there is significant lack of enforcement.

    This is why laws against assault exist. Stop the entire beef at step one, and you prevent the whole thing from turning into a warzone where even uninvolved people often end up in the crossfire.

    Do you have any idea what is going to happen to this student if he stays in the same school? The teachers were basically given a carte blanche to bully this student as they see fit. They will no doubt avoid direct assult for the time being, but failing him on tests, turning other students against him, consist verbal abuse are not above such petty teachers who would beat up their students for ridiculous reasons.

    Do you think that's a-ok just because the boy dyed his hair?

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    Comment by Miroku74
    01:00 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We call this "gang violence" and it's very common where there is significant lack of enforcement.

    And a significant lack of common sense.

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    Comment by yaku
    02:26 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even worse: significant lack of enforcement that has a significant lack of common sense (I swear the cops in my home country...)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right in one. The main reason that gangs are so numerous in this world is because some jackasses out there think that they have the right to beat on someone.

    Then, the people who they beat on form gangs so they can fight back.

    Then, the first group of people form their own gang!

    It's a VICIOUS CYCLE that can only be stopped by telling children when they are very young that they have NO right to physically attack someone else, save if someone else physically attacks them first and it's their last choice to stop that attack.

    Too many parents today (mainly conservative parents) teach their children that if they 'dislike' someone, that they have the right to make that person's life a living nightmare.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would totally buy a game called Japanese teacher hunter or Japanese teacher simulator

    17:29 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I thought Malaysian high school rules of No hairdyes, No long hair (for guys), No stylish hair are worst enough..

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    Comment by kamiru
    18:57 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    there is a limit to long hair for girls also for some school, and no colorful hairpin or any accessories , no handphone, skirt cant be too short etc. some school even ban shorts for girls during PE class...

    in my school, there is this barber shop where you'll be taken to if you dyed your hair. best of all its free of charge!

    02:24 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, that reminds me of my first day of college. Got halted during registration session and sent to that crappy barber shop nearby.. Still, it's not worth it for being free since the barber did nothing good except giving me some awful good-boy-looking hair..

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    . ... how long is long? O.e mine goes all the way down to my hips (T__T;;)

    And is that sarcasm I see there? Free of charge, BS. But if you cut your hair yourself you could choose the style~~~ (but I suppose that only works if your hair is really long otherwise you might cut off your ears or something >>)

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