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Man's body found on Tohoku Expressway in Saitama

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The body of a man in his 40s was found on the Tohoku Expressway in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday, after he apparently jumped to his death from an overpass.

According to police, the body was found at around 4 a.m. Sunday. A motorist called 110 after seeing the body on the three-lane expressway, Fuji TV reported.

A car belonging to the man was found on the overpass, leading police to believe that man climbed over the fence and jumped onto the expressway

Traffic was halted in one direction for about two hours after the incident.

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Oh dear, that poor man. However hard life seems, please try to see through the blackness to a way forward.

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Luckily nobody else was hurt.

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If this was suicide and I'm assuming it was can anyone explain to me why so many people decide to do it on a motorway or a train line where they know they will cause a major inconvenience to so many other people

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If this was suicide and I'm assuming it was can anyone explain to me why so many people decide to do it on a motorway or a train line where they know they will cause a major inconvenience to so many other people

The hint as to how they are thinking, is in your username.

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@strangerland lol

Probably but I think there could be a bit more to it... e.g. were they too selfish to not care about the major disruption they will cause, or did they want to cause a major disruption to give themselves some type of notoriety?

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were they too selfish to not care about the major disruption they will cause, or did they want to cause a major disruption to give themselves some type of notoriety?

I think most of the time they just aren't thinking logically, and neither of those are considerations in their mind.

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can anyone explain to me why so many people decide to do it on a motorway or a train line where they know they will cause a major inconvenience to so many other people

I think it's a desperate appeal to get some attention. They know that in a public death at least they will be the focus of some thought. At least that's what was going through my head a while back. Counseling and medications help but not everyone can afford them, get the time for them or perhaps the stigma of mental illness prevents them getting the help they need. I wonder what the poor guy's long holiday was like? Obviously not too happy. RIP.

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If you commit suicide upon a Train line, then your next of kin has to compensate the Railway company for the delay incurred, as well as cleanup costs. Committing suicide on a Motorway is therefore a lot cheaper, as too simply heading off to the local forest, or buying some charcoal.

Unfortunately Japan can be a very lonely place, especially if you've dedicated your life to the Company that you've worked for, so when you're kicked out, everything in your life collapses... suicide is the only way out for many in this situation.

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