The number of suicides of Japanese students in elementary to high school more than doubled to 59 from the same period last year. Photo: AFP The number of suicides of Japanese students in elementary to high school more than doubled to 59 from the same period last year. Photo: AFP
The number of suicides of Japanese students in elementary to high school more than doubled to 59 from the same period last year. Photo: AFP

Japan’s suicide spike shows coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on women and teenage girls

  • Sociologists have warned the economic and social disruption wrought by measures to contain the coronavirus could cause more deaths than the pathogen itself
  • Economically, the coronavirus has disproportionately affected women, who are more likely to be in irregular employment in retail or service industries

Topic |   Japan
The number of suicides of Japanese students in elementary to high school more than doubled to 59 from the same period last year. Photo: AFP The number of suicides of Japanese students in elementary to high school more than doubled to 59 from the same period last year. Photo: AFP
The number of suicides of Japanese students in elementary to high school more than doubled to 59 from the same period last year. Photo: AFP
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