Jul 26, 2015

Iwate school says bullying led to boy's suicide

A school in Iwate Prefecture has acknowledged that a 13-year-old boy who killed himself this month was bullied. Sunday’s report, the result of an investigation, cited six instances in which Ryo Muramatsu was bullied. He was a second-year student at a junior high school ...

Aichi's oldest pathologist sees society in flux

| May 18, 2015

Aichi's oldest pathologist sees society in flux

The oldest police pathologist in Aichi Prefecture retired in March, after performing autopsies on more than 4,000 bodies in his 50 year career. Isamu Yamaguchi, an 87-year-old resident of Nagoya, says he continued to ponder the meaning of life and death as he faced ...

Feb 11, 2015

45,000 suicides each year linked to unemployment, study shows

Around 45,000 suicides each year are attributable to unemployment, according to a survey of 63 countries published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal on Wednesday. Health watchdogs should regard unemployment as a continuous suicide risk, and not only at times of economic crisis, its authors ...

Sep 4, 2014

Japan's suicide rate exceeds world average: WHO report

The suicide rate for Japan is roughly 60 percent higher than the global average, with 18.5 people out of every 100,000 committing suicide in 2012, according to a World Health Organization report released Thursday. The U.N. body’s first-ever report on suicide prevention said an ...