From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 26 Oct 2002 - 19:28:08 GMT
> Just another drop- out, just another
> failure, just another who fails society and our culture...and every-
> body shuts up, no phone, no discourse, no information leaks out.
In Japan there is no such thing as "just another drop-out". People would
notice. And talk.
Before this phenomenon, the only widespread dropouts in Japan of which I
am aware were housewives who left home, address unknown. I haven't lived
there for a long time, but my guess is that they still do.
> In the program not a single one example was in anyway asked
> by the local auhories, by the police, by teachers or by friends
> for that matter to come back to school, neither a single autho-
> rity forced those kids out of their room.
> They all kept quiet and did nothing and that is the fact !
Of course not! Doing so would make waves, potentially cause discomfort,
embarrassment, shame, loss of face.
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