77,630 school bullying cases recognized in 2010
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Tuesday that it had received reports of 77,630 cases of bullying at schools for the 2010 school year across Japan. These include elementary, middle, high, and special support education schools, NTV reported.
The figure is a 6.7% increase over the 2009 school year, the ministry said in a statement to media.
Meanwhile, the number of students who stayed away from school for more than 30 days for reasons other than sickness was 119,891, NTV reported.