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Japan Adopts Anti-Bullying Policy to Protect LGBT Students

Human rights groups have welcomed the policy and Japan's commitment to the rights for LGBTI students rights in and around school environments. Kanae Doi, Japan director at Human Rights Watch commented, “Japan’s new policy on bullying is an important step toward ensuring equal access to education for all Japanese children. The government is demonstrating leadership in educating and empowering teachers to protect LGBT students.” 

The policy mandates that schools should prevent bullying of students based on their sexual orientation or gender identity by “promot[ing] proper understanding of teachers on…sexual orientation/gender identity as well as mak[ing] sure to inform on the school’s necessary measures regarding this matter.” 


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