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Nearly 100 suicides a day in Japan

24 February, 2008

Drunk salaryman

The Guardian reports on Japan’s increasing suicide rate:

Japan’s grim reputation as one of the world’s suicide nations has been confirmed by statistics that show more than 30,000 people a year have taken their own lives since figures first began to rise in 1998. In 2006, there were 32,115 suicides – 25 per 100,000 people; nearly 100 people a day; one every 15 minutes. The most common hour of death is 5am for men and noon for women, after their families have left for work or school.

Read the full article: “One Japanese suicide every 15 minutes“.