'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

Sep 30, 2016

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

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Another unintentional side effect of “Pokemon Go” fever has emerged — and it’s not in the form of traffic violations or accidents. Instead, the smartphone app is playing a positive role at one of the nation’s notorious suicide spots, discouraging people from killing themselves. ...

Mar 18, 2016

Suicides fell for sixth year straight in 2015: police

Suicides fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2015, dropping 5.5 percent from the previous year to 24,025, the National Police Agency said Friday. Suicides related to the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis came to 23, up from 22 in 2014, with ...

Jan 15, 2016

Suicides decline for sixth straight year in Japan

A total of 23,971 people killed themselves in Japan in 2015, with the total slipping below 25,000 for the first time in 18 years, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report on Friday. It was a reduction of 6 percent from 2014, ...

Police probe if Ashley Madison hack spurred extortion-linked suicides

Aug 25, 2015

Police probe if Ashley Madison hack spurred extortion-linked suicides

The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday. The company behind Ashley Madison is offering a 500,000 Canadian dollars ($378,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of ...