• Kyodo


A 14-year-old girl in Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, jumped from her family’s 12th-floor condo in an apparent suicide, police said Monday.

At around 9:10 p.m. Sunday, an emergency call was made for an ambulance by someone who saw the girl fall from the condo. The girl, whose name has been withheld, broke her neck and was confirmed dead.

According to the police, scribbling that looked like a suicide note was found in her room. It reportedly detailed difficulties she faced at school.

She had returned home from her “juku” cram school at around 6 p.m. Sunday, the police said.

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