The stabbing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Saturday has refocused attention on troubled youth in Japan, in a nation where people are famously tolerant of others and where violent crime is rare. Photo: Reuters
The stabbing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Saturday has refocused attention on troubled youth in Japan, in a nation where people are famously tolerant of others and where violent crime is rare. Photo: Reuters
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Japan teen stabber prompts debate on troubled youth with no outlet for ‘everyday stress’

  • More young people are seeking help, in a society where distressed and increasingly desperate youth have nowhere to turn, says welfare expert
  • Japanese netizens have been divided in opinion, with some calling for stricter punishment and some raising mental health, public safety concerns

The stabbing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Saturday has refocused attention on troubled youth in Japan, in a nation where people are famously tolerant of others and where violent crime is rare. Photo: Reuters
The stabbing in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Saturday has refocused attention on troubled youth in Japan, in a nation where people are famously tolerant of others and where violent crime is rare. Photo: Reuters
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