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3/11 quake-related suicides in Japan total 246 in 11 years

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their house in Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture was destroyed by the quake and aftershocks.

Any new from Tohoku Redevelopment, it's become quite during and after Tokyo Olympics

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The next morning, Masahiro woke up alone. He was later notified by police that his wife had died. She did not leave a suicide note

Not leaving a suicide note adds to the immense pain those left behind feel. It brings no closure, and a lot of ifs arise. It's truly tormenting.

Suicide prevention should be an assignment of some kind, along with the de-stigmatization of mental health. Mental health in Japan is somewhat stigmatized.

It's nothing to be ashamed of to call for help. It makes you braver.

As a side note, what I read time ago on CNN which was truly sad, was a man who still dives in the area of the tsunami, eleven years later, searching for his missing wife. That clinging to hope must be a clinging to sanity.

May all those affected be Blessed forever.

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The number of people who committed suicide associated with the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan totaled 246 in the 11 years to January 2022, government data showed.

Disaster and tragedy. A government more concerned with bailing out corporations. The pandemic. The strength of the people in Tohoku has been amazing.

Though the figure is on a decreasing trend, it increased in 2017 and 2019.

The government will probably respond to the troubling trend by recommending an increase in GoTo subsidies to help cheer up the people in the region.

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Suicide has been a big issue long before 2011 .

Not sure how they got this conclusion.

Always looking to blame something or someone

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Shouldn’t the Operators and top management be held legally responsible if it is proven any link to Daichi NPP?

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@dagon

The government this... The government that.

Like the majority of your posts, you expect the government to do everything for you but complain when they do something for someone else.

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@dagon

The government this... The government that.

Like the majority of your posts, you expect the government to do everything for you but complain when they do something for someone else.

The primary role of government is collective assistance in the time of disaster. If it cannot accomplish this there is no reason for it to exist.

Even worse is when a disaster is used just as an excuse to enrich the well connected and the needy are ignored.

That is highly reasonable.

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I honestly don't understand the reasoning behind all of this. I know people in the Fukushima prefecture who still can't go back home but have not been provided with alternatives or compensated. What is the hold up? Negotiation with Tepco? People do not thrive in a state of limbo.

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