Japan's ambivalence toward corporal punishment

Authors: 
Aaron L. Miller
Publication Year: 
2013
Publication date: 
January/2013
Publication name or Publisher: 
Japan Today.

Closing of op-ed article:

"Can corporal punishment be an absolutely necessary tool for effective educational discipline one day, and an dangerous technique of “strict guidance” that leads to truly tragic heartbreak the next?

Perhaps it can, but this week it only seems like the latter."