Board head under fire for travel after boy's death
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Jul 22
The superintendent of the Otsu Municipal Board of Education has come under criticism for making an official visit to Australia soon after a bullied 13-year-old boy killed himself.
Kenji Sawamura visited Mosman, an eastern Australian city near Sydney, in November, just two days after the board received results of a second-round survey of students at the middle school the boy attended.
Some students said in the survey that bullies performed a mock funeral for the boy.
The superintendent left Japan for Australia because he apparently accepted at face value a report made by the school that claimed it did not find any problem in the survey results.
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