There are 4,428 elementary school students who are absent from school for a long time in Tokyo, in 2012. There are various reasons to keep kids away from school. Students who refuse to go to school have problems in the relationship between the classroom (teacher and classmate).
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Number of Long-term Absentee
Portion of the reason
Source is Tokyo Metropolitan Government.