Japanese school 'forces girl to dye hair black'

An 18-year-old student wants $20,000 from her school. The school told her to dye her hair black. She had brown hair. She had to dye her hair black to follow the school's rules. A newspaper said she had to dye her hair every four days. She got a rash on her head. Her hair became damaged.

The student said the school bullied her. She could not go on school trips because of her brown hair. Teachers said things to her in class that embarrassed her. This gave her stress. She said a teacher told her not to go to school with brown hair. The girl said that her stress made her collapse. She had to go to hospital by ambulance.