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Man, woman jump to their deaths from Tokyo apartment building

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A man and a woman jumped to their deaths from an 18-floor apartment building in Tokyo on Sunday night.

According to police, the incident occurred just before 9:30 p.m. at a municipal apartment block in Sumida Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. A passerby called police and said two bodies were lying on the ground outside the building.

The two were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police said they were aged in their late 20s to early 40s. 

Police said two pairs of shoes were found in the stairwell on the 18th floor of the building.

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Sven Asai

Time to remember that we all are land animals, no fish and also no birds. Never forget, ok?

I think the story is sad, not funny.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

It was social housing.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Kita-Senju is in Adachi-ku. September Tokyo Today reported 1800 suicides you wonder what the rates were in October? As someone stated here this is sad, and yes, with people loosing their jobs and no money and no stimulus packages it is going to get more severe.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Sad news but yet more to come.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Suicide is not a joke.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

WA4TKGToday  04:48 pm JST

Sumida-Ku...Kita Senju ?

No, that is Adachi-ku.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

At least they didn't land on anyone. That has been happening lately.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Very very sad news....

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Everything in LIFE IS TEMPORARY so change can happen at anytime for the better. If your very unhappy now remember what made you happy as a child and go there and try to make a living at that . theres always something new around each corner if you get out and move.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Police said two pairs of shoes were found in the stairwell on the 18th floor of the building.

Candidate for saddest one line short story.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

There needs to be more focus on mental health here. Suicide is not a joke.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This used to happen a lot in the 70's

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Really sad. RIP.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

R I P

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"To die with honor when one can no longer live with honor." - John Luther Long

In the story of ChoCho-san, the above words are inscribed on the blade of her Father's tantō. And it is impossible to plumb the depths of the innocent Butterfly's despair and disappointment or the American Pinkerton's absolutely pure psychopathy. As a parable, we have 'the World' and we have the innocent young woman coming face to face with what that world truly is. We promise so much to our children while teaching them of a 'good' world but we leave out the truth, the psychopaths among us. What this couple saw in front of them we'll never know. They were not children. Did one lose hope and the other 'went with them'? What hopelessness caught them and threw them off of that building? Beyond imagination, does it lurk in the darkness for each of us, waiting for the fatal epiphany that any of us might encounter at any time if we are sensitive enough to see it or traumatized enough to live it? Utter desperation and hopelessness. Requiescat in pace, my children, we mourn your pain and ask you to forgive us all who tolerate this World which does such harm to people and then leaves them to suffer alone. It is WE who have killed you...

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Cowardly

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Sumida-Ku...Kita Senju ?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Terrible. I wonder if this is related to problems of falling values of tower mansions.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

I think the story is sad, not funny.

Did I write that the story is funny? No, I made a valid science based statement, that not only helps all normal people to survive if they ever want to fly or jump from a too high elevated position or if they overestimate their capabilities in water, but also helps potential suiciders to get a second chance. First learn some basic reading at elementary school. Thank you in advance.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Aren't we supposed to take off our shoes when we go inside, not outside?

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Time to remember that we all are land animals, no fish and also no birds. Never forget, ok?

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

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