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Two women apparently jump to their deaths in Tokyo business district

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Two women in their 20s apparently jumped to their deaths from an office building in a Tokyo business district on Sunday.

Police said they received a call at around 7:15 a.m. from an office worker saying that two women were lying on the ground outside a building in the Yaesu district about 400 meters south of JR Tokyo Station, Fuji TV reported. The two women were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

According to police, neither woman was wearing shoes. No suicide note was found on them and police have not yet determined where they jumped from.

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Tragic...May they RIP.

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The happy country

-16 ( +14 / -30 )

Two women found dead on the floor. They must have jumped. Case closed.

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@Zarathustra

I'm guessing they left out some of the finer details.

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No suicide note was found on them and police have not yet determined where they jumped from.

My guess is directly above from where they were found!

Now where do I go to collect my consulting fee?

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Rest in Peace to the poor young women. They had their whole lives ahead of them. No problem could be worth ending it all, except for having a terminal illness I guess. So sad.

According to police, neither woman was wearing shoes. 

This phenomena of removing shoes before jumping is, I believe, tyical only in Asia. I wonder why?

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@Vreth

police have not yet determined where they jumped from.

Pretty sure it would directly above them. But if the police don't know from where they jumped how could they be sure there was no struggle and come to the conclusion that they jumped.

Whatever, it's a terrible waste of life.

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The shoe part always freaks me out. Whenever I see a pair of shoes up on a building, I get the hibby jeebies.

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My guess is directly above from where they were found!

Never ever, @Zoroto. It’s a nonlinear parable, such a jump/ flight. In addition someone could have killed them anywhere else and put them there afterwards. Although probability for that very small, admitted.

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Perfect plan if the yakuza/criminals wanted to murder someone...just take their shoes off before pushing them off! The police would close the case the same day!

Useless!

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Being a salaryman in Japan is tough. Being a salarywoman even more so. What they experienced I don't even want to imagine.

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Fighto!

Rest in Peace to the poor young women. They had their whole lives ahead of them. No problem could be worth ending it all, except for having a terminal illness I guess. So sad.

Exactly. I would consider suicide if I had terminal cancer, but people in their 20s? So meaningless, and also so sad for their parents who raised them.

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Should check their involvement with a certain roppongi based membership-only kousai club... oh wait, that club is too politically connected so I guess must be suicide.

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No shoes!! Omg

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Being a salaryman in Japan is tough. Being a salarywoman even more so.

Utter nonesense, there is 100% more male suicide in Japan compared to women. Men shoulder much more of the expectation and pressure in Japanese society. Why do you make demonstrably false statements?

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So sad. No innocent passerby was mentioned. Ending one’s life like this recklessly endangers others.

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Very sad.

and police have not yet determined where they jumped from.

if they fell in front of a skyscraper, they could have jumped/fallen from any number of floors, not necessarily from the roof. I guess the police need to find their shoes

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RIP

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Whenever I see a pair of shoes up on a building, I get the hibby jeebies.

You often hang out on top of buildings? When you do, you see random shoes sitting there?

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Sad, it would have been less stressful for their loved ones if they left a note of a message.

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Doing it on a Sunday at least spared Taro sarariman having to 知らん顔 it out of existence. It makes you shudder, trying to comprehend the absolute despair these two must have felt at the way their lives had turned out and the choice they were about to make.

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No suicide note was found on them and police have not yet determined where they jumped from.

You would think that if the police can confidently say the women "jumped", why can't they determine where they jumped from? I mean, how do the police know these women weren't drugged and thrown off the roof or out of a window?

I'm not an expert, but I'm going to assume that we don't ever hear about this story again in the media. I'm also going to assume that we don't ever hear about the company they worked for, why they may have "jumped" or anything else because whoever is responsible probably has lots of money and power and the police will "be busy with Olympic security" and don't have time to investigate. Case closed.

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The “Japan factor”+work+pressure = suicide in a %age of the population. Nothings changing.RIP

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So sad... I pray for the family and friends that have to deal forever over the tragedy.

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Whoever is the influencer, need to be searched and caught.

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It's like taking your shoes off when you go in a house, and the need to not be wearing shoes when you enter the afterlife.

RIP

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The happy country

Being a salaryman in Japan is tough. Being a salarywoman even more so. What they experienced I don't even want to imagine.

The “Japan factor”+work+pressure = suicide in a %age of the population. Nothings changing.RIP

People also commit suicide in all countries, and for many reasons, you spend your time whining as if Japan is the only country where suicides happens. Get more real and cut the dorama..

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The “Japan factor”+work+pressure = suicide in a %age of the population. Nothings changing.RIP

Yeah, nothing's changing. It's not like Japan has cut the number of suicides by roughly 1/3 over the past decade or so.

...oh wait, maybe someone should fact check me on that, since I clearly didn't, and neither did the poster I quoted.

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I’m sorry, but aren’t there easier ways to go? I mean, jumping like that. That must really hurt!

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@memoryfix - what a dark question to ask but to answer it, an average citizen has very limited options that are the least painful. Another alternative ways are lighting up a charcoal grill inside an enclosed space, playing hangman, drug overdose, or jumping in front of a train. RIP to these girls, I pray that whatever drove them to do such may no longer haunt them in the afterlife. I wonder why they leave their shoes though.

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