Japan nurseries mull how to teach gender identity issues after boy bullied for wearing girls’ clothes

Apr 3, 2021 | INVESTING

Nursery schools and kindergartens in Japan are struggling to teach preschoolers about sexual minorities, a challenge highlighted by the case of a six-year-old boy who stopped attending a nursery after being bullied for dressing in girls’ clothing.The boy enrolled in a municipal nursery school in Otsu, Shiga prefecture, in April 2019. His parents later learned that he was being taunted by classmates, who would call him names such as “boy-girl.” In barely legible handwriting, the boy scrawled …

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