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Man found dead on grounds of Defense Agency

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A man was found dead on the premises of the Defense Agency in Ichigaya in Tokyo on Monday. Police believe the man may have jumped to his death from a building in the compound.

According to the investigation, an office worker at the agency heard a loud thud at 10 a.m. and went out to see what it was. He told police he saw the body of a man in a suit lying on the ground. The man was dead by the time police arrived. Police believe the man, whose name has not been released, might have jumped from the top of a building.

According to the Defense Agency, the man is 24 years old and was newly recruited to the Air Staff Office as an administrative official on April 1. His position was unrelated to missile defense.

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i wonder how long it took for the police arrived, another suicide?

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I like the last sentence..... :)

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At least he did not mess up the train system.

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Must be a great place to work. Only a week in the job and already out the window (or birdmanning off the roof). What a waste, his life all over at 24. RIP.

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Such a young life wasted. RIP. It’s quite sad to read something like this and for someone around my age group makes me assess my life all the more.

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timorborder -- I think you make a very interesting point. In sales/marketing there is an expression called "buyer's remorse". It is when folks who have purchased something begin to have second thoughts/doubts about what they did shortly after taking possession of the item. I wonder how many young folks just like this poor guy are having buyers remorse now that they are faced with the reality of the company/career they have chosen. Reality (Week II) has set in, and now they must face the very real prospect of spending the next 40 years or so bored to death. With nothing more to look forward to than nights out at the izakaya with their buds from work. Must be a terrible shock after the freedom of college. In any case, may this guy RIP and condolences to his family. His parents must be devastated.

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A very sad news. Another day, another suicide story.....

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Something tells me this poor guy was probably having problems before he started, and perhaps his first week just pushed him over the edge, literally... sad.

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Until further evidence is in, it is pointless to speculate.

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Most who work at the Agency will tell you that it is a prison... they come in on Mondays, work till Fridays (sleeping on the floor in their office using a sleeping bag), before repeating the whole routine again the next week. "Lovingly" termed the "Ichigaya Prison". Maybe this guy was just trying to make a "jailbreak".

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100% certain that this is suicide?

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His position was unrelated to missile defense.

Until I saw that last line I thought it was the guy who messed up the missle alert warning.

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herefornow - it's called 'gogatsubyo' - May disease - when all those keen freshmen and women who have been riding the subway and trains in their 'pika pika' suits since April 1st realise that the next 40 years is not for them.

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