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Japan’s suicide rate has fallen in the pandemic and less work and financial stress may be factors, study suggests

The suicide rate in Japan has declined amid the coronavirus pandemic, and reduced working hours and government financial support could be among the factors contributing to the fall, a new study suggests.It found that the number of people in Japan who took their own lives from February to June was down 13.5 per cent from the average for that period.The estimated “number of averted suicide deaths during the pandemic is 1,027 from February to June 2020 [while] the number of direct deaths from…

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