A series about children and schools in Japan, a country where children are permitted only 5 days of absence a year.
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Subway. Advertisement for private classes promising students success on exams.
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Naka Koiwa Shogakko elementary school. Children prepare to hear a speech by the director before classes. Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Naka Koiwa Shogakko elementary school. Children prepare to hear a speech by the director before classe
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Rikkyo Junior High School. A child being bullied (ijime) by schoolmates. Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Rikkyo Junior High School. A child being bullied (ijime) by schoolmates.
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. I.K., 13 years old, at home with his mother. He has been suffering from a nervous condition for 4 years ever since his teachers at elementary school Fujisawa Shiritsu Akihadi Shogadoku have started insulting and mistreating him. Si
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999.
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Preparing for elementary school exams at the Juku Shibuya school. This picture was taken at 10 PM...
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Junior High School. The japanese school system permits only 5 days of absence a year. A child suffering from a nervous condition spends his day at the school's infirmary because he cannot sfford any more absences.
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Tokyo Shure. An unconventional school for children kicked out of public schools. This 12 years old girl has attempted suicides three times. Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Tokyo Shure. An unconventional school for children kicked out of pu
Tokyo, Japan. May 1999. Boys reformatory. Theachers at Japanese public schools pick out children showing signs of deviant behavior and report them to the police. the police then place the students in reformatories, where the stay averages 1-2 years. Tokyo