Why does Japan have the highest suicide rate in the World?

Anonymous 12/31/2017. 22 answers
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Why do many Japanese commit suicide

22 Answers

Jim2 12/31/2017.

I think there is a lot of pressure on them to make money, be successful, etc.

Wrath Of The Centrist 01/01/2018.

overdose of work ethic

Cousin 01/01/2018.

Uptight culture. Pressure on students to excel makes many suicide by jumping off of rooftops. And some companies have employees come in early to force them to "meditate" which entails being hit on the head repeatedly before starting work and pretending they are oblivious to it by continuing to "meditate".

Anonymous 12/31/2017.

Japan is only number 26

Madello 12/31/2017.

Because they have a lot of Kamikaze bombers

M2J 12/31/2017.

Overwork, overstudy makes Johnny a suicidal guy.

Rockford 12/31/2017.

Toyota workers have the highest suicide rates of any coorporation in the world. Long hours, impossible targets and kaizan blitzes. Amazon is the next Toyota with their impossible package targets.

Leo 12/31/2017.

They don't have the highest suicide rate.

EIEIO 12/31/2017.

The pressure to conform is tremendous.

Mr Super All Star 12/31/2017.

Because the Japanese culture is to work harder than the human body can handle

Jack Sparrow 01/01/2018.

When your only reason to wake up in the morning is to get to work, Your life becomes shallow. When your only purpose in life is to serve a company, your existence becomes empty. When your entire life revolves around your career and have nothing else to live for, well you can become pretty depressed.

101 01/01/2018.

its not. its Lithuania

Anonymous 01/01/2018.

At least they don't shoot others, its more manly and braver.

Hate Ripoff 01/01/2018.

They are only one of the countries with the highest suicide rate tied with Korea and China. East Asian countries tend to have a high suicide rate because of the tremendous pressure to do well in school and get a good job. That's a consequence of the stupid Confucian ideology to work hard when not everyone can perform the same and reach the desired goal of the society.

Bob 12/31/2017.

they hate themselves

Spike 12/31/2017.

In western cultures suicide is considered cowardly. In Asian cultures is considered brave, sometimes even honorable. Now that is an old way of thinking to be fair. Seppuku is a practice that hasn’t been practiced for generations. Modern Japan frowns upon suicide. But some of their people still have that old way of thinking. Plus they are a lot more sensitive to things like honor. If they fail at something they don’t bounce back as easily as we do, they are really hard on themselves. In some ways that is strength, in others it’s a weakness to not be able to handle failure.

It’s just cultural differences of opinion. I see suicide as weak and pathetic, others may see it as strength and bravery. But I’m still standing, and you’re not, so I think the truth of my views speak for themselves.

Dreaded Rear Admiral 12/31/2017.

They're upset that they didn't think of K-pop first.

Actual Llewen 12/31/2017.

It no longer does

It now bounces every year between Byelorussia, Lithuania, and Latvia

Before the Soviet Union fell, Hungary and Czechoslovakia had that honor.

Anonymous 12/31/2017.

Too many people in too small an area.

Anonymous 01/02/2018.

Family members put a lot of pressure on there children to succeed and if they don't they are outcasted that is why Japan has a high suicide rate

Anonymous 01/01/2018.

It's culturally acceptable.

GopNaziKKK 12/31/2017.

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