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HRW: LGBT Students Are Unprotected in Japan

A human rights group said Japan has failed to protect its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. Human Rights Watch said in a report -- titled "The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Hammered Down: LGBT Bullying and Exclusion in Japanese Schools" -- that bullying in Japanese schools is "widespread and brutal." The report released Thursday said LGBT students are among the most vulnerable to bullying, but "the government policies addressing bullying do...

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