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Oct 28, 2019

The number of suicides in elementary school children and middle and high school students is statistically highest number of 332 – They tend to be affected by negative factors such as bullying, abuse and financial difficulty and tend to find it difficult to gain positive factors such as sense of self-affirmation, dream for the future and reliable human relationships

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The number of suicides in elementary school children and middle and high school students is statistically highest number of 332 – They tend to be affected by negative factors such as bullying, abuse and financial difficulty and tend to find it difficult to gain positive factors such as sense of self-affirmation, dream for the future and reliable human relationships
According to the first article below, the number of suicides in elementary school children and middle and senior high school students is the highest since statistics has been taken using current statistics method. Sixty percent of suicide causes is reportedly “unknown.” It seems that behind the trend is the situation where the whole world is “difficult to live in.” According to the reference of the second article, “early teens tend to be affected by negative factors such as bullying, abuse and financial difficulty and to find it difficult to gain positive factors such as sense of self-affirmation, dream for the future and reliable human relationships.”

I think that negative factors are inevitable results of globalism and come from widening gap between the rich and the poor. I suppose that the decrease in positive factors is largely due to economic disparity which forces mothers to go to work to raise children. Children cannot gain positive factors unless mothers stay in close to them when they are young.

The reference also states that an increase in suicide is due largely to the influence of SNS and SNS functions to increase the “peer pressure” among pupils and students.

One theory holds that even adults become unhappy if they use Facebook: It seems that they will be obsessed with self-hatred by comparing themselves with others or get exhausted of pretending to “look themselves highly evaluated by others.” 

There are too many concepts of values on SNS. There are few adults who have right concept of values. Therefore, I suppose that such confused information will have a tremendously influence on children.

First of all, adults must live right. We can see whether we live right or not in a simple way. When you are given three months to live, you never change your way of life. If so, you live right.  When you are given a very short time to live, you hastily start something different. It means that you live dishonestly.

Masatoshi Takeshita
October 18, 2019

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English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: NHK NEWS WEB– October 17, 2019 –

Three hundred and thirty-two children committed suicide, the highest number since 1988

The investigation by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has revealed the results that the number of elementary school children and junior and senior high school students who committed suicide during the last year was 332 in total, the highest number since 1988.
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Every year the MEXT releases the number of children who committed suicide, which is reported by elementary schools, junior and senior high schools across the country. The results showed thatthe number of pupils and students who committed suicide during the last year was 332 in total which includes 193 boys and 139 girls: a 1.3-fold increase, 82 more children than during the previous year. The breakdown is as follows: five elementary children, 100 junior high school students and 227 high school students.   <snip>  This is the highest number of children’s suicides since 1988 when this statistics method was adopted.
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“Unknown” accounts for 60 % of causes of suicide
Causes of suicide include family problem for 41, rebuke by parents for 30, worries about entering further education for 28 and bullying for nineThe largest cause was Unknown. It accounted 60 percent of all causes, which applied to 194 children.


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English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Yahoo! JAPAN News– October 7, 2019 – Report by Shikou Ishii, editor-in-chief of “Futoko Shinbun”, a person with experience of *futoko

(Note: *non-attendance at school)

Highest level of suicide in early teens for the first time in the past 100 years
What are main reasons?

Chart Title: Rate of suicide in early teens (for 100 years)
-- The same level after 100 years -->
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- Rate of suicide in early teens -
Vertical axis indicates the number of suicide per 100,000 people 
(Drawn by author based on Vital Statics)

The results of vital statics have revealed that the rate of suicide in early teens was the highest in about 100 years.

According to the results, the suicide rate in early teens generally maintained the level of one per 100,000 people. However, it started to increase in around 2000 and according to the latest 2018 statistics (monthly year-long project / approximate number),the suicide rate in early teens was 1.9.It was higher than the level of 100 years ago. Incidentally, keep in mind that the rate did not stand out only in 2018 but according to the statistics in 2017, the rate was also 1.9.
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Imawanokiwano Kyoushirou
@imawnokiwano
Unusual incident!

Chart Title: Number of children who committed suicide 

Line Legends:
red: total number / blue: senior high school students /
sea-green: junior high school students / green: elementary school children

Horizontal-Axis Labels:
FY1979, FY1989, FY1999, FY2019
Imawanokiwano Kyoushirou
@imawnokiwano

A sharp increase in suicide by children correlates with a sharp increase in Kodomo-Shokudou (eateries for children)
The society has changed into one where children despair of life because of poverty.
Mainichi Shinbun
@mainichi

The number of suicide by pupils has increased for the third year straight.
There is a background factor of “difficult situations in life.”
How do schools tackle with this problem?

The number of suicide by pupils has increased for the third year straight…
There is a background factor of “difficult situations in life.”
According to the survey of problematic behavior and futokou released by the Ministry of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on 17, the number of elementary school children and junior and senior high school students who committed suicide has increased to 322, an increase for the third consecutive year.
mainici.jp

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