Thousands sign petition to end draconian practice of forcing Japanese pupils to dye hair

Mail Online | 5/22/2019 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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Rules that force Japanese schoolchildren with brown hair to dye it black are facing a growing backlash, after a viral video.

The campaign was started by hair care company Pantene and is called #HairWeGo What's Wrong With My Hair, and so far the video has been watched by 10 million people.

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It presents the findings of a survey of 1,000 children and teachers in relation to hair rules in Japanese schools, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.

The campaign discovered that one in 13 current and former middle and high school students said they had been 'urged' to dye their brown hair black.

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And 87 per cent of teachers expressed a need for a change in hairstyle at their school.

The wider debate erupted in October 2017, when a girl from Osaka sued her school after she was forced to dye her brown hair.

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In the years after that Pantene launched their campaign which has now sparked widespread conversation and a petition on, which has more than 11,000 signatures.

The organisers say: 'In this signature campaign, we will focus on 'the issue of the instruction of forcing...
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