suicide

Japan’s suicide number drops for eighth straight year, rises among teens

Annual study also shows historically low suicide rate for women in Japan.

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Japanese Twitter reacts to Logan Paul’s “Japanese Suicide Forest” video

Video showing body of man who committed suicide in Aokigahara forest was only up for a day, but the backlash is likely to last much longer.

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Japan’s beautiful “suicide forest” sees increase in sightseers as it tries to shake its dark image

Visitors are discovering that the “sea of trees” near Mt. Fuji is a wonderful place full of natural life.

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“Nugget Thieves all over again.” Twitter Japan gets criticism for new anti-suicide feature

Attempt to reach out to desperate people is equated to a spammy McDonald’s campaign.

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On the day of the highest youth suicide rates in Japan, a letter to troubled teens

”The world you’ve known so far is still such a small piece of our world.”

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With youth suicide spike looming, Tokyo zoo offers itself as a place of refuge

Ueno Zoo reminds youths that they don’t need anyone’s permission to run away from a dangerous situation.

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Quick action by station attendant stops attempted suicide just in the nick of time【Video】

One man’s fast reaction saves a helpless university student from taking her life.

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Famous suicide spot turned Pokémon GO hotspot reports zero deaths so far in 2017

The jagged cliffs of Tojinbo was often visited by those seeking death, now it is visited by those seeking Girafarig.

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Sinisterly stocked Japanese convenience store’s magazine rack is shockingly dark

Those ropes don’t seem so innocent when you read what’s on either side of them.

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China’s spider-fireman makes daring rescue on building ledge 【Video】

Watch Kaifeng City’s finest leap out a window to pull a would-be jumper off a ledge.

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Twitter manga shows why “Quit your job” isn’t such an easy solution for suicidal workers in Japan

Author found himself waiting on a subway platform, with the train aproaching, thinking “If I just take one little step forward, I won’t have to go to work tomorrow.”

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Tokyo advertising company institutes mandatory lights-out time following employee suicide

You don’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here.

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Woman kills self jumping onto train tracks, delay causes conductor to jump off tracks at other station

Approximately 20 minutes after an elderly woman leapt in front of an express train, a conductor threw himself from an elevated train track down the line.

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Japanese Twitter tears up over touching tale of why bullied child never contemplated suicide

Tormented grade schooler didn’t have to look far for proof that someday things could be better.

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Is Pokémon Go helping prevent deaths at one of Japan’s most notorious suicide spots?

The intriguing story is making news around the country.

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Elderly woman’s suicide highlights mounting problems for Japan’s seniors

Just before her 100th birthday, one woman in Hyogo Prefecture sadly decides to blow out the candles for good.
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Devoted David Bowie fan in Japan attempts to commit suicide following rock legend’s death

The announcement of David Bowie’s passing certainly came as a terrible shock, but perhaps just as shocking is the news of one Japanese fan’s attempted suicide in response to the star’s death.

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Heroic bus driver prevents roadside suicide on bridge in China 【Video】

Self-driving cars are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, While there will always be those who prefer the freedom of driving themselves, the technology seems like it could have some serious advantages for public transportation. In the case of a bus, for instance, it doesn’t seem like it would be too hard to program the vehicle’s software to travel along a fixed route and stop at the predetermined bus stops to pick up and drop off passengers.

But while self-driving buses may one day become safer and more efficient than human operated ones, they’re a lot less likely to heroically prevent roadside suicides, as this bus driver in China just did.

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New study suggests Japanese people born in late winter at higher risk of suicide

While Japan is famous for its animationfood, pop-culture, it’s also infamous for its extremely high suicide rates. Many Japanese students and salarymen succumb to the pressures of school and work by taking their own lives. There is little knowledge about what factors increase the risk of suicide, but recent research has found that people, namely adolescents, born between January 1 and April 1, are 30 percent more likely to commit suicide

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Japanese library offers itself and its manga collection as refuge for emotionally troubled youths

Though summer vacation is a lot shorter in Japan than it is in the U.S., most tudents here aren’t exactly itching to go back to school once it’s done. Even worse, since it falls in the middle of the Japanese school year, the end of summer break is also the start of the second, and more demanding, semester.

Needless to say, a lot of kids would rather blow off school and kick back with a good manga, which is exactly what one library in Japan is encouraging them to do. The reason, however, is far more important than just finding out what happens to their favorite fictional characters .

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