Kinda crazy...are these actual dress codes?I could understand that by referring to have their hair 'black' they mean non-dyed as mayority of asian people have that color. Maybe is a remnant from way back before Japan opened more to the world? (And hence there was little gene mixing)
According to people I've talked with, there've always been people with brown hair but they are in an extreme minority. But the rules are real. The dress codes encourage conformity and deemphasize fashion so as to apply those energies to their studies.
Dunno about encouraging conformity, I thought they were so that students wouldn't ostracize each other regarding their social stance (reflected on what they would wear)Still kinda odd, especially if the dye causes problems to the kids. Seems counter-intuitive.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/27/japanese-student-sues-over-schools-order-to-dye-hair-blackI know this exists but here in Tokyo, the students have a special marking on their ID's indicating they have naturally brown hair. And you think they're worried about North Korea.