Bullying is widespread – and sometimes brutal – in Japanese schools, but government policies aimed at fixing the problem do not specifically address LGBT students, activist group Human Rights Watch said. Photo: AFP Bullying is widespread – and sometimes brutal – in Japanese schools, but government policies aimed at fixing the problem do not specifically address LGBT students, activist group Human Rights Watch said. Photo: AFP
Bullying is widespread – and sometimes brutal – in Japanese schools, but government policies aimed at fixing the problem do not specifically address LGBT students, activist group Human Rights Watch said. Photo: AFP

Japan schools a ‘hateful’ place for LGBT students, says rights group

Discrimination is not just an issue in Japan, the country lags behind the United States and many other Western nations in terms of gay rights and same-sex marriage

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Bullying is widespread – and sometimes brutal – in Japanese schools, but government policies aimed at fixing the problem do not specifically address LGBT students, activist group Human Rights Watch said. Photo: AFP Bullying is widespread – and sometimes brutal – in Japanese schools, but government policies aimed at fixing the problem do not specifically address LGBT students, activist group Human Rights Watch said. Photo: AFP
Bullying is widespread – and sometimes brutal – in Japanese schools, but government policies aimed at fixing the problem do not specifically address LGBT students, activist group Human Rights Watch said. Photo: AFP
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