School’s Alleged Threat: Dye Hair or Get Out
Japanese student suing over physical, mental anguish
NEWSER By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Oct 27, 2017 11:23 AM CDT
A high school student has filed a lawsuit calling attention to strict dress codes in Japan—but her complaint doesn’t actually involve clothes. The 18-year-old says administrators at Kaifukan High School in Osaka threatened to expel her in 2015 if she didn’t dye her hair black, then kicked her out after she obliged because streaks of her naturally brown hair were still visible.
A teenager in Japan is suing her school for forcing her to dye her natural brown hair black
Having lighter hair can be an offense in Japanese schools.
A student in Osaka prefecture is suing her high school for ¥2.2 million ($19,265) in damages after she was forced to dye her hair black in 2015, according to local media reports (link in Japanese). The student, 18, said that in addition to mental suffering, the dye caused physical harm to her scalp and hair. The first arguments were heard in a court in Osaka today (Oct. 27).
The student was allegedly forbidden to attend class last year when her hair wasn’t dyed black enough, and was later prevented from going on a school trip. Her name was also removed from the school register. She hasn’t attended school since late 2016. The school reportedly told the girl’s lawyer that even a “blonde-haired foreign-exchange student would have to dye their hair black.”
Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black
Japanese student sues over school’s order to dye hair black
Teenager says multiple applications of dye to her naturally brown hair have caused rashes on her scalp
A teenager in Japan has taken local authorities to court after her school told her to dye her hair black or face exclusion.
The 18-year-old, who has naturally brown hair, is seeking 2.2m yen (£14,700) in damages from the Osaka prefectural government in western Japan due to anguish caused by repeated commands to colour her hair black.
Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black, sues government: media
REUTER October 27, 2017 / 3:40 PM Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Michael Perry
TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported on Friday.
Japanese Teen Says School Told Her to Dye Her Natural Hair Black or Drop Out
A Japanese schoolgirl is suing her local government, after she says her school made her repeatedly dye her naturally brown hair black in keeping with the institute’s ban on hair coloring.
Japanese Girl Says School Forced Her to Dye Hair Black, Sues Government: Media
A Japanese teen says her school forced her to dye her hair black — and she’s suing
Hello Giggles by Olivia Jade Khoury Olivia Jade Khoury October 28, 2017 3:05 pm
As the end of the year approaches, most teenagers are gearing up for final exams. But one Japanese student is busy suing her school because they allegedly forced her to dye her hair. We’ve heard of sexist dress codes and confusing policies that wrongfully shame young women. And while we know that many schools in Japan have strict guidelines and dress codes for students, this goes beyond a short skirt or too much makeup.
Japan teen ‘forced to dye hair black’ for school
An 18-year-old Japanese girl is suing her local government after her school made her repeatedly dye her naturally-brown hair black, media reports say.
Japanese girl sues the government after ‘her high school forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair BLACK’
Daily Meil Online By Rod Ardehali For Mailonline Published: 07:40 GMT, 27 October 2017 | Updated: 13:33 GMT, 27 October 2017
A Japanese teenager is suing the Osaka government after claiming she was repeatedly forced to dye her naturally-brown hair black.
The 18-year-old schoolgirl alleges she was threatened with being banned from attending school if she did not comply, local media reported.
Paint it black: Japanese student seeks $20K after school forced her to dye hair
RT Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 15:46
An 18-year-old student has lodged a complaint with a Japanese court after her high school forced her to dye her brown hair black under faculty rules.
A School In Japan Forced A Student To Dye Her Hair Black, & Now She’s Suing
When you’re in high school, any kind of self-expression can feel like a godsend — painting your nails, putting on makeup, or dyeing your hair are popular ones, even though your school might not always allow you to do so. In Japan, however, some schools are forcing students to dye their hair black — even if their natural hair is light.
Japon : une adolescente forcée à teindre ses cheveux attaque son lycée en justice
europe1.fr 11h58, le 27 octobre 2017, modifié à 12h20, le 27 octobre 2017
Une lycéenne japonaise est en procès contre les autorités de sa région parce que ses professeurs la forçaient à teindre en noir ses cheveux, qui sont naturellement bruns, au nom du règlement intérieur de l’établissement, a appris l’AFP vendredi.
Teen sues Osaka Prefectural Government for being forced to dye hair black to attend school
An 18-year-old teen has filed a suit seeking ¥2.2 million ($19,000) in damages from the Osaka Prefectural Government, alleging her public high school demanded that she dye her naturally brown hair black to continue attending classes.
Teen sues Osaka Pref. after school forces her to dye natural brown hair black
October 27, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)
An 18-year-old girl is suing Osaka Prefecture for mental anguish after her prefectural high school forced her to repeatedly dye her naturally brown hair black.
Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black; sues Osaka gov’t
JAPAN TODAY Oct. 27 03:49 pm JST
「日本の学校で無理強いされてるルールが明るみに」(HUFFPOST 南 麻理江 ハフポスト日本版ニュースエディター 2017年10月28日 11時28分 JST | 更新 15時間前)
- 生まれつき茶髪なのに教諭から黒染めを強要された…高校生が提訴 「外国人留学生でも、規則では黒染めをさせることになる」と教諭に言われた (HUFFINGTONPOST/朝日新聞DIGITAL 2017年10月27日 13時22分 JST | 更新 2017年10月27日 13時33分 JST）：”訴状によると、生徒の母親は２０１５年４月の入学時、生徒の髪が生まれつき茶色いことを学校側に説明。黒染めを強要しないよう求めた。しかし教諭らは、染色や脱色を禁じる「生徒心得」を理由に、黒く染めるよう指導した。「生来的に金髪の外国人留学生でも、規則では黒染めをさせることになる」とも述べたという。”
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