Tag: Japan

Suicide Rate for Minors Highest Ever in Japan

According to the white paper on suicide prevention measures for 2020, as compiled by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, the overall number of suicides in Japan in 2019 fell for the tenth consecutive year, to a record low of 20,169….more: nippon

How Japan has Almost Eradicated Gun Crime

Rifles on display in a Japanese gun shopIf you want to buy a gun in Japan you need patience and determination. You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95%. There are also mental health and drugs tests. Your criminal record is checked and police look for links to extremist groups. Then they check your relatives too – and even your work colleagues. And as well as having the power to deny gun licences, police also have sweeping powers to search and seize weapons…more:  bbc.com

Muslim boy denied home stay in Japan

A Dunedin boy has been rejected for an exchange trip to Japan because he is Muslim. Photo / ThinkstockThe Human Rights Commission has weighed in on the case of a Dunedin boy rejected for an exchange trip to Japan because he is Muslim.

Sharif Steel, 15, had hoped to spend a year in Japan staying with a host family but his application was rejected due to his religious beliefs, Stuff reported earlier today. more:  .nzherald.co.nz