The teacher talking with the 16-year-old boy in a hallway at Machida Sogo High School, in west Tokyo. Photo: YouTube screengrab

Viral video of Japanese teacher punching student sparks fierce debate

  • The clip, filmed by students who were watching the confrontation, has polarised the country
  • Some have called out violence in schools, while others point out the pressure faced by school staff
Topic |   Japan

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The teacher talking with the 16-year-old boy in a hallway at Machida Sogo High School, in west Tokyo. Photo: YouTube screengrab
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