Michiko Ueda, an associate political sciences professor at Waseda University in Tokyo. In Japan, the number of suicides in October alone was 2,153 - eclipsing the nation’s COVID-19 death toll of 2,141 for the entire year. The stand-out demographic in the soaring figures was young women, where the rate among the under-40s was double the mean average for the last three years.© The Telegraph
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Women are not only bearing the brunt of job losses, but also the pressure of additional household chores. A spate of high profile celebrity suicides is also an influencing factor, most likely exacerbated by the on-going stigma surrounding mental health issues in Japan.
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