The statistic displays the number of suicides per 100,000 inhabitants in Japan from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, there were 16.8 suicides committed per 100,000 inhabitants in Japan. The suicide rate peaked in 2009 with 25.7 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Japan’s high suicide rates are closely linked to the economic situation of the individuals.
A report published by the National Police Agency and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the biggest issue faced by employees in Japan leading to self-harm was exhaustion, taking almost 570 lives in 2017. Also, 481 work-related suicides were attributed to interpersonal problems, followed by failures at work with 353 self-inflicted deaths.
Despite progress, the rate of suicide among young people in Japan is still high, mirroring a trend seen in other countries around the world. Among young people aged 15 to 29, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally, according to a new report from WHO.
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