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Japanese Schoolkids

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
I have just read that ALL Japanese schoolkids must have black hair - those that don't are forced to die their hair black
Amazing or what ?
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  • Not quite -- it's only done particularly harsh schools! But there was a huge lawsuit when one student developed an allergic reaction, and so now those rules are soon likely to be prohibited.
  • 50Twuncle wrote: »
    I have just read that ALL Japanese schoolkids must have black hair - those that don't are forced to die their hair black
    Amazing or what ?
    Always thought the Japanese are weird.
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    50Twuncle wrote: »
    I have just read that ALL Japanese schoolkids must have black hair - those that don't are forced to die their hair black
    Amazing or what ?

    Surely if you die hair it will fall out as the follicles wither and die.
  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    Conformity is the national passion in Japan. BTW The national passion in America it is food, and in the UK it is alcohol.
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    unforeseen wrote: »
    Surely if you die hair it will fall out as the follicles wither and die.

    What!?!

    Been colouring mine for 28 years, still got a full head of hair.
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    What!?!

    Been colouring mine for 28 years, still got a full head of hair.

    You probably dye your hair rather than die it ;)
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    50Twuncle wrote: »
    I have just read that ALL Japanese schoolkids must have black hair - those that don't are forced to die their hair black
    Amazing or what ?

    Does that include overseas student studying in Japanese schools?

    Asian children tend to have naturally black hair anyway so can't see a problem with them but if a Scandinavian child is forced to dye their hair I'm sure there would be a bit of an uproar.
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    It is conformity, however in most schools now if they prove that their natural hair colour is x and not the colour they are wanting then the school allows the difference. It's what they call a 'natural hair colour registry'. There are other exceptions, such as allergies etc.
    Most schools that are strict about the hair colour rules are private schools where the majority will even get foreigners to conform, whereas public schools are less likely to get foreigners to conform to the hair colour rules though yes it does still happen.
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    Always thought the Japanese are weird.

    Weird ain't the word that springs to my mind; it's much worse.
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    We could normalise ginger kids by insisting all schoolchildren here dye their hair ginger :D

    [edit. very tongue in cheek - I am not saying that ginger children are not normal.]
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