Suicide Forest in Japan

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  1. bigrebnc1775
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    Why is Japans suicide rate so high?

    [ame=http://youtu.be/4FDSdg09df8]Suicide Forest in Japan - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    It must have something to do with your intense fear of Obama, your intense fear that the government is coming to take your guns or that you have small dick, otherwise you wouldn't be posting about it.
     
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    Must be the agony over not being able to buy guns.
     
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    No I don't think they really care they are to submissive. But they do have a high suicide rate even without those evil guns.
     
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    Economic hardships, Social pressures, Lost a job, Depression, etc.

    It's mostly guys, too.



    One method of suicide, jumping infront of a train, has prompted for the rail operators to fine the families of the suicide victims because of disrupted traffic which causes more problems.

    Suicide in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I guess that kills the myth guns cause suicides.
     
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    As usual, I'm not sure if anyone cares about a rational discussion, but just for the hell of it:

    I love Japan, its culture and its social traditions, but strangely its business traditions simply could not be more different. In urban/business areas such as Tokyo, pressures to both conform and perform within the larger corporations are like nothing seen in America. The closest analogy I can draw would be a Goldman Sachs environment at virtually every company.

    Plus, on top of that, as much as Americans (especially American males) tend to conflate their profession with their value as a person, it's much more intense in corporate Japan. So, under great pressure to perform on a daily basis, a significant failure or under-performance at work translates directly to being a failure as a freaking human.

    Take away a person's individuality through forced conformity, add intense pressure to perform, and then add a societal shame of failure, and you have one fucked up environment that leads to more suicides. That would be Dr Mac's diagnosis, anyway.

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    Reb is in a panic because he found out the Japanese banned guns, and they have a murder rate that is so low it barely registers.

    So he suddenly likes talking about suicide in Japan, because it's an area where they are ahead of us.
     
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    I hold nothing against Japan. However, it's when gun control advocates use Japan as an example for more gun control they tend to forget about the High suicide rate in Japan.
    ok but they have very restrictive gun laws
     
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    you sure are obsessed with other men's junk
     
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