Students walk home from secondary school in Tokyo in February. Pressure to succeed academically has been given as a cause of juvenile suicide. Photo: Kyodo Students walk home from secondary school in Tokyo in February. Pressure to succeed academically has been given as a cause of juvenile suicide. Photo: Kyodo
Students walk home from secondary school in Tokyo in February. Pressure to succeed academically has been given as a cause of juvenile suicide. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s suicide rate is falling – except among its young people

  • Suicides in Japan were down to 20,169 last year from more than 34,000 16 years before. Among under-20s, however, there was a year-on-year increase
  • Bullying, failed relationships and the pressure to succeed have been given as reasons for the rise, with experts saying more needs to be done

Topic |   Japan
Students walk home from secondary school in Tokyo in February. Pressure to succeed academically has been given as a cause of juvenile suicide. Photo: Kyodo Students walk home from secondary school in Tokyo in February. Pressure to succeed academically has been given as a cause of juvenile suicide. Photo: Kyodo
Students walk home from secondary school in Tokyo in February. Pressure to succeed academically has been given as a cause of juvenile suicide. Photo: Kyodo
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