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Japan: Aokigahara and Suicide

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Governance, Humanitarian Response, Labor

Matt Holland at Feedbackward on Aokigahara, and Meaningful Suicide in Japan [1] – “The ubiquitous and accessible nature of trains in Japan make them a logical and effective choice for those attempting suicide, but it is Aokigahara, the forest situated at the base of iconic Mount Fuji that hosts the most suicides of any location in Japan, and is second in the world only to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.”