While the rate is high here it is definietly much higher in some other countries. Even South Korea is higher. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate#List
Why such broad sweeping statements like "there's something about family here that is disturbing...."? There is nothing in the story to indicate this about family. More likely it is a lack of mental health care available to disturbed, stressed and in-experienced mothers. Maybe it is about poverty. There are plenty of societal reasons other than family, or something else being "wrong" about Japanese society.
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Been in a few accidents and have a recurring health issue. Have been in hospital plenty of times here. Overall, I find the treatment here very good. I could complain about a few things here and there but they seem tiny to some of the things that happen back home.
This was an an fortunate accident. They happen in every country.
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