Japan’s uphill struggle to curb high suicide rates


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  • Sunday, 21 Jun 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: In a culture where suicide is considered honourable, it is no surprise that Japan has faced an uphill battle to reduce its high suicide rates.

Last year the Land of the Rising Sun saw a suicide rate of 21.7 per 100,000, which might seem very high but the numbers have been declining over the past few years.

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