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Japan / Punishment In Schools #340180

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Bill Whitaker) Watanabe school in Japan, which relies on daily corporal punishment, featured; scenes shown. [Schoolmaster WATANABE - (thru translator) says pain builds strong character.] [Watanabe school STUDENT - (thru translator) comments.] Punishment and rigid rules said to typify Japanese schools. [Tokyo Bar Association Setsuko TSUBOI - comments.] Continuation of corporal punishment despite government ban and two student deaths this summer from school punishment reported. [Seijo Gakuen Primary School Yasuhiro TAKEDA - (thru translator) comments.] Japanese educators' push for a more relaxed, American style of teaching noted.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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