Nine people die in latest Japan suicide pacts (AFP)




 
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Boots
 
February 5th, 2005  
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Topic: Nine people die in latest Japan suicide pacts (AFP)


AFP - Nine people were found dead in two cars outside Tokyo, in what were believed to be the latest in a series of macabre suicide pacts involving charcoal burners that have swept Japan.

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February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
These people are probably better off dead.
February 5th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
This part of the article caught my eye..

"Japan has the highest suicide rate in the industrialized world"

And they applaud themselves for working so hard. Seems all work and no play makes Jack a dead boy - not a dull boy. Really terribly sad when your idea of a vacation is offing yourself.
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February 5th, 2005  
Ezechiel
 
Know what, I cheer for that!
February 5th, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
That sucks.
February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
The Japanese have been known for being kinda weird. Just watch some of their movies!
February 7th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
This part of the article caught my eye..

"Japan has the highest suicide rate in the industrialized world"

And they applaud themselves for working so hard. Seems all work and no play makes Jack a dead boy - not a dull boy. Really terribly sad when your idea of a vacation is offing yourself.
I do not agree with your philosophical statement. Do you not realize their "productivity" during the 70's and 80's resulted from this surge of "Hard Workers"? Perhaps you can enlighten yourself tremendous impact of social beliefs with the fundementals of global economics.
February 7th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Perhaps you can improve your attitude.

I'd rather be less productive and happy than very productive and miserable. The Japanese are falling asleep on their feet they're so exhausted. You see pictures of them passed out on the street from overwork. And the articles statistic of them having the highest suicide rate of any industrialized nation on the planet is indicative of that.