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One paragraph of The June 23 article “Suicides upping casualties from Tohoku catastrophe” states that “The link between depression and suicide is well documented, particularly in Japan, where depression has been shown to be a major suicide trigger.”

What is meant by “particularly in Japan?” Depression has been shown to be a “major suicide trigger” everywhere, has it not?

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