Education: Black Cloud in Japan

The March commencement ceremony at Japan's Daitetsu High School, a private school near Osaka, was no sooner over than the trouble began. A group of 20 graduates burst into the faculty room, demanded that Commerce Teacher Hisaaki Yoshizawa step into the corridor. The news of what happened next made headlines in Japan.

When Yoshizawa emerged, one boy struck him savagely across the mouth. Other boys began to hit and kick him as he fell. A few of Yoshizawa's colleagues tried to intervene, but they were cursed, pummeled, shoved aside. Then the boys began shouting...

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