Some disturbing news from Japan

Posted on Aug 12, 2009 in Hiroko's Blog

The suicide rate is going ever high in Japan.  The record shows that each year and average of 30,000 people commits suicide, and the large majority is from the male population.  The bad economy, loss of job, unable to marry – these are the major cause of suicide.The subway in Japan is introducing a barrier wall equipped with automatic doors on the platform to prevent people from throwing themselves onto the railroad track as the train enters the station.  Suicide is the largest cause of subway delays in Tokyo.