High school students in a physical education class in Japan. File photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images High school students in a physical education class in Japan. File photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images
High school students in a physical education class in Japan. File photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images
Japan

Report alleges physical, sexual abuse faced by 800 Japanese child athletes

  • The Human Rights Watch report interviewed former athletes who said they experienced corporal punishment, known as taibatsu, at the hands of coaches
  • Japan has child abuse laws but the problem still persists, says the group, which is calling for tougher and new measures to protect children in sport

Topic |   Japan
High school students in a physical education class in Japan. File photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images High school students in a physical education class in Japan. File photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images
High school students in a physical education class in Japan. File photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images
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