One of the latest suicide cases involved a 13-year-old girl Rima Kasai, who jumped in front of a train after enduring more than a year of bullying by classmates, including being labelled a ‘pest’ and repeatedly told to die. Photo: Reuters

Reports of school bullying increase as Japan confronts high youth suicide rate

Japan ranks fourth among Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries for rates of suicide, after Lithuania, South Korea and Hungary

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One of the latest suicide cases involved a 13-year-old girl Rima Kasai, who jumped in front of a train after enduring more than a year of bullying by classmates, including being labelled a ‘pest’ and repeatedly told to die. Photo: Reuters
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