Police in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, have arrested a 47-year-old junior high school volleyball club coach on suspicion of assaulting a student member of the team.
According to police, Hideaki Miyata, a company employee who coaches the school volleyball team, hit the student in the face and head several times during a training session in the school gym at around 10 a.m. on July 24, Kyodo News reported.
The boy returned home and was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. The next day, he and his father reported the incident to police.
Police said Miyata has admitted hitting the boy.© Japan Today