Stabbing of 17 (Catholic) Children Shocks Japan, Where Parents Trust Streets

Most of the media seemed to play it down that they were Catholic (in name) school children

Every morning across Japan, parents say goodbye to their children and send them off to school. Students as young as 6, dressed in easily identifiable uniforms and shouldering boxy leather backpacks, travel to school on their own, their families secure in the knowledge that Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. MORE