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Fight 喧嘩

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Journal for 2005-11-16 Wed..
Weather: Cloudy Plan: Akagi JHS

Today before the 9th grade English class, a boy, Mr. D, punched a girl, Ako, multiple times. And not just joke punches, real fight-like full-on punches. Ako is a srong woman, so she didn't cry, but men hitting women is totally wrong. If this were America, Mr. D would have been sent to the principal's office and his parents would be called, but here in Japan they do nothing.

天気: 雲 行事: 赤来中


Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): winter

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
Japanese Reading (訓読み):
Reading Romaji
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
暖冬だんとうdantoumild winter
越冬えっとうettoupassing the winter
立冬りっとうrittoufirst day of winter

Trevor Lalish-Menagh
  • That is true. There are two interesting things about students' rights in Japan that are different than America. First, all you have to do is SURVIVE until you ar 15 to get a diploma from JHS, the last bastion of compulsive education in Japan. I have seen kids here not come to school ONCE in 3 years and on graduation day they come in with their parents and get a diploma.

    The other thing is the Students' Rights Act which states that a student, no matter what they do, cannot legally be denied the right to an education. The way this is implemented is that no matter what a kid does IN CLASS you, as a teacher, are NOT allowed to have that student leave the classroom during class. No going to the principal's office, no calling of the parents, no nothing. As a result your bad students can be as bad as they want to be.

    There IS a reason for the law, though. Before it was enacted, Japanese schools has a serious Teacher/Student violence issue. Teachers would phyiscally repremand students that were out of line, expell them from classes, and do other disciplinary actions that we in America would more than likely consider too harsh.

    What can you do? Nothing much besides a stern talking to by the teachers in charge of the class, and if that doesn't work you are up a creek.
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