A Japanese schoolgirl is suing the Osaka government claiming she was repeatedly forced to squint her eyes during school hours.
The 18-year-old schoolgirl alleges she was threatened with being banned from attending Kaifukan School in Habikino city if she did not close her eyes at least another four millimetres, local media reported.
“They told me my eyes weren’t slanted enough,” said the schoolgirl.
The girl is seeking damages of about 2.2 million yen (US$19,300), but the Osaka prefectural government is asking the court to reject the case.
The school enforced the “no wide eyes rule” despite the girl’s mother telling the school her daughter was born with “beautiful big eyes”.
The head of Kaifukan School was unavailable for comment today, as he had a very important meeting with his hairdresser to cover up his grey hairs.