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3 found dead in suspected family suicide in western Japan

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after hearing one of his family members express a desire to die.

Well, there's an interesting ambition, which is shared with 60-80 people each day and 25-30,000 people a year. TIJ!

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Not a scene the older son will forget anytime soon.

One thing I never understand why headlines are so vague about the location. Western Japan as opposed to just saying Osaka.

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I feel sorry for the son and wonder if he didn't leave Hirakata, if the news would be 4 people?

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I never understand why headlines are so vague about the location. Western Japan as opposed to just saying Osaka

I always think the same thing." If it isn't Saitama or Tokyo it's

"( ) Japan"

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It's very sad...tears me up everytime I read these sort of news...

:-(

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Why would they commit suicide ?, the article says nothing whether the son and wife had a job

apart from the fact that the father was an office worker which in itself says nothing about his

status of employment or income.

He might have been a part time office worker on a monthly income of 130,000yen and the

the wife and the 3rd son not working making it impossible for the family to live a decent life.

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He might have been a part time office worker on a monthly income of 130,000yen and the the wife and the 3rd son not working making it impossible for the family to live a decent life.

yeah, that's right! So, when things get tough and life gets you down just kill yourself with your family. Perfect solution!

i often wonder how many suicides would be prevented if Japanese life insurance companies stopped paying out for suicide deaths, as they do in other countries. In Japan, if the suicide is from financial hardship the surviving family members will receive the full life insurance payout. There has been quite a few documented cases where the father has killed him self so the family could receive his life insurance payout. My guess would be around a third of all suicides are just to get the family money. The highest demographic of suicides is middle aged men. Hmmm?

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The ol portable combustion BBQ kit from Homac still leads the suicide "way to go out" ranking.

Only this time was in a room not a car so few extra points for originality.

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Disillusioned Today  01:11 pm JST

i often wonder how many suicides would be prevented if Japanese life insurance companies stopped paying out for suicide deaths, as they do in other countries

I am not sure about it applies to all other countries or varies by the policy. I have USAA life insurance (military related and very reputable). For my policy (which I did not ask about a suicide clause before signing), after 2 years there is no suicide exemption. I found about this many years later. I don't plan on a suicide clause being a part of any death benefit but it is good to know. In short, check your policy terms rather than reading about on the Internet.

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Weird family

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No, not weird. Sometimes it's the best way out here in Japan.

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RIP

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