The number of suicides linked to the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan totaled 246 in the 11 years to January, according to government data.

Mutsuko Iitsuka, the wife of 60-year-old Masahiro, took her own life about three years ago at the age of 57 in Sendai.

On the night of April 11, 2019, the couple had boiled fish for dinner and went to bed after watching television. They laughed as they fought over the futon as usual.