Japanese high school kendo coach caught forcing students to pay birthday-tribute money

Originally published on Sora News by Ingrid Tsai

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Typically, students are encouraged to report bullying to the adults, but what do you do when the adult is the bully?

Extracurricular activities are common, if not sometimes mandatory, in Japan for middle school and high school students. Whether it’s getting some exercise or pursuing something one is personally interested in, club time should ideally be fun and engaging. However, for one kendo club, participating students were forced to cough up money for their coach’s birthday.

▼ No mercy on those who choose to pick on the elderly or the kids.

Supervising a kendo club in Ehime

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