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November 22, 2006

Education Minister Pleads for End to Bullying

Japan's Education Minister released a public statement this past Friday aimed at both bullies as well as victims of bullying in the nation's schools. To the bullies, Minister Bunmei Ibuki said, "Rather than being embarrassed in the future by your own acts, stop the bullying you are currently doing immediately." To those being bullied, the Minister offered these words: "Do not suffer all by yourselves. Please have the courage to tell others that you are being bullied."

Japan's educational system has recently been under siege with a number of bullying-related suicides and a spate of mail sent to the Education Ministry threatening more.

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