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They told me that Japanese people were not used to volunteering and that nobody would call, as Japanese do not discuss their problems. Both assumptions were completely wrong.


Ruth Hetcamp, a German woman who started Tokyo Inochi-no-Denwa (Lifeline), Japan's first telephone counseling service, in 1971. Last year, Lifeline's 51 centers in Japan answered 702,957 calls in Japanese. (Japan Times)

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So there is some help available if you want it. They should advertise this more on the trains.

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That's great, I would love to star a helpline in Japan.

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