Thursday, June 19, 2008

All Together Now: Your Life's A Cartoon

"Japanese professionals in their thirties are killing themselves at unprecedented rates, as the nation struggles with a runaway suicide epidemic.

Newly published figures show that 30,093 people took their own lives in 2007 — a 2.9 per cent increase in a year — leaving the country as the most suicide-prone anywhere in the developed world and rendering government efforts to combat the problem a failure."


-- Leo Lewis,, reporting for the Times Online.