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This week, Nihon TV’s weekly documentary series “Super TV” (Mon., 9:54 p.m.) explores Aokigahara Jukai, the densely wooded area near Mount Fuji that is famous as a final destination for suicide victims.

Television cameras have never before entered deep into Aokigahara Jukai. The forests have a sinister reputation: For some reason, compasses and even global positioning systems don’t work there, so once a person walks in it is very easy to get hopelessly lost — which explains why the area attracts so many of those who want to end their lives.

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