A 12-year-old girl who was killed after she walked onto the tracks and was hit by a bullet train in Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture, on Jan 7, left a note in which she hinted she had been bullied at school.
The local board of education said the girl's father had found the note and asked the school to survey the students at the school on whether they had seen his daughter being bullied, Fuji TV reported Wednesday.
The contents of the note have not been made public.
The incident occurred at around 8 a.m. as the Tsubasa No. 128 was heading for Tokyo. The girl apparently climbed over a fence to get onto the tracks.
The train driver told police he saw the girl and applied the brakes but could not stop in time. Police were able to identify the girl, who was killed instantly, from personal belongings left at the scene.
Police said the girl left home at around 7 a.m. to attend the first day of school after the holidays.© Japan Today