Japan in the News: Suicides

A man commits suicide in train toilet on a limited express train from Takayama to Osaka. Train staff discovered blood coming from inside the toilet, and police were called to the train while it stopped at Kusatsu station in Kusatsu City. The man, around 30 years old, had blood coming from his neck and wrist, a cutter-knife was found by his side and the door was locked from the inside. Police are treating it as suicide.

According to JR West, the roughly 120 passengers on board changed trains and there were no delays to the timetable.  They have to keep those trains running on schedule.

Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.  Related news stories from Japan Today and others:


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