A controversial sink-or-swim tack toward Japan's troubled youths

Gaouette, Nicole
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/18/99, Vol. 91 Issue 57, p12
Describes the controversial methods used at the Totsuka Yacht School by founder Hiroshi Totsuka in Kowa City, Japan. Use of beatings, danger, and military discipline for troubled youths who are students there; Deaths of five students in the 1980s; Totsuka's conviction for two of the deaths; Number of students currently; Supporters of the school; Popularity of his approach; History of the school; Need for students to develop will and live by rules.


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