I am very concerned about the possibility that suicides among youths may go up this year, especially after this ongoing pandemic and foreseeable economic recession as a result of it. Life is becoming tougher with less freedom and a lot of children are now frustrated. The situation is really bad. We've got to pay a lot of attention to youths and school bodies in this country. Please keep reporting on this.

Ritsuko Shimada

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