I live in Japan and discipline is all controlled by the school teacher. My son goes to the local normal state elementary school. One boy's bad behavior is to block him from entering the classroom. We told the teacher once- first occurrence and the teacher got the child to apologize. But now it has happened several times and last time the child swung wildly around the class and my son tried to stop and the child tried to kick him in the crotch. Communication is only write in a contact book and the teacher might call but my wife is only available on Monday and Friday and the teacher has called several times on the other days. Should we keep his wish to not write to the teacher?
My son is 7 in 1st grade. The boy lives in our neighborhood and walks in his walking group- some part of the route is only them. His teacher said to him that she knew that the boy had been being wild in class but not that my son was threatened. A good chance the teacher doesn't know some of it- all classmates including mine is bad at communication. Mine has always been uncommunicative to me and my wife. At times all classmate have used fists as giving a message. I suspect there is anti-dobbing culture. The why is he had handle it.
My wife spoke to the teacher. The mother of the boy came to apologize but we weren't ready and we don't need it. The mother and father and child are doing an interview with the teacher next week. Hopefully this sorts it. Please bear in mind Japanese schools place all discipline into the home teacher's job. The teacher doesn't get much support in the classroom but there are student counsellors.