suicide

The number of suicides among Japanese citizens jumped in August, worrying officials

Many are concerned that the stress of the pandemic could be causing more people to experience depression.

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Japanese actor Haruma Miura found dead at home in Tokyo

Award-winning actor who starred in the hit film Koizora has died from a suspected suicide. 

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Woman attempting suicide in Tokyo has life saved by 20 sumo wrestlers

Large group of gigantic men makes big difference in crisis.

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Outrage sparked: Tokyo truck driver abandons body of suicide victim, claims the body was a “doll”

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have begun to investigate, searching for the man behind this cruel act.

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The coronavirus is making Japan’s suicide rate plummet

We’re not going to say “Thanks, COVID-19,” but the pandemic seems to be indirectly saving lives too.

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Suicide rates for Japanese women/overall population reach historic low, with troubling exception

A decade of mental health improvement for almost everybody, but the “almost” part shows there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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Fewer people committed suicide in Japan last year than in any other year on record

Suicide rate drops to historic low.

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Man hangs himself outside of Japan’s busiest train station

Suicide is the latest to occur in public view at downtown Tokyo rail hub.

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Man in Tokyo slices own stomach with knife near one of the city’s busiest train stations

Police officers arrive to find man collapsed and bleeding.

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“This ticket makes any wish come true”: Love stops a Japanese teenager from taking his own life

A Twitter user talks of how his mother’s demonstration of love brought him back from the brink, and others share their own stories.

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Saudi Arabia bans Yo-Kai Watch, Okami, 45 other video games following child suicides

Titles from Final Fantasy and Attack on Titan franchises also on list in wake of deaths thought to have stemmed from online bullying.

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U.K. authorities issue warning about anime-style video game Doki Doki Literature Club after death

Coroner shares concerns that dead 15-year-old “had used an online game called Doki Doki.”

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Japanese YouTuber travels to “suicide forest” to personally stop suicide attempts, ignites debate

Months after the Logan Paul scandal, a Japanese YouTube personality offers free hugs at Aokigahara in video that claims to show a life being saved.

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Japanese man attempts to commit samurai-style seppuku in front his favorite idol

The Taiwanese Internet idol had recently announced her retirement, and it was her last public appearance.

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Microsoft pulls game inspired by Logan Paul’s infamous suicide forest video from Xbox Store

How did such a game manage to slip past the approval process?

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Following “suicide forest” video backlash, Logan Paul pledges $1 million to suicide organizations

Latest video makes no mention of donations or outreach to suicide prevention organizations in Japan, however.

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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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