Jan 20, 2017

Suicides in Japan drop to 22-year low in 2016

The number of suicides in Japan decreased to 21,764 last year — the lowest level in 22 years, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report released Friday. A Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry official attributed the decline to stronger localized efforts after a ...

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

Sep 30, 2016

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

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Another unintentional side effect of "Pokemon Go" fever has emerged — and it's not in the form of traffic violations or accidents. Instead, the smartphone app is playing a positive role at one of the nation's notorious suicide spots, discouraging people from killing themselves. The atmosphere ...