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In Sweden, which has legally declared the prohibition of physical punishment and promoted an awareness-raising campaign on the issue, it has been reported that the efforts have produced tangible results in reducing physical punishment and abuse. The legal revision will also have large significance in Japan.

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Yasumichi Mori, a lawyer who is well versed in the Civil Code. Amid concerns over child abuse, a Civil Code provision that allows parents the right to discipline their children is being considered for deletion by a working group of the Legislative Council, an advisory panel to the justice minister.

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Watch bad behaviour explode like after teachers stopped caning pupils. Now schools are like zoos

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@Wobot - guess you're trolling. In Japan, disciplining children means shouting at them, slapping their heads, making them stand on the balcony in the freezing cold and even more evil.

None of this has ever been good for a kid.

Only leading by example and rewarding good behavior will work.

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Watch bad behaviour explode like after teachers stopped caning pupils. Now schools are like zoos

Actually watch the opposite happening, read the quote, it explicitly says that your personal beliefs about the necessity of physical abuse are completely wrong. Education and formation of children can be done adequately without physical punishment. Only people that find gratification abusing children would actively refuse to accept this evidence.

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I would hope policy in Japan is decided on more than hearsay reports about what is happening in a small country somewhere with a completely different culture.

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Watch bad behaviour explode like after teachers stopped caning pupils. Now schools are like zoos

A) Violence against children is bad behavior - in fact I would describe violence against children as one of the worst forms of bad behavior out there - so this change would hopefully eliminate one form of it.

B) Japanese schools are not zoos by any stretch of the imagination, they are the most regimented places around. The closest experience I have to what my kids are going through in the Japanese school system is literally my service in the Canadian army.

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