Thursday, April 2, 2009

US & Japan, Part 2

Recently I posted something on the homeless both here and in Japan, then I came upon an article on Boing Boing about suicide in Japan, which reminded me of a post I did some time back concerning the same problem closer to home. Perhaps not all too ironically, the most popular locale for said act in both countries are also popular tourist destinations- in the US, the Golden Gate Bridge right here in San Francisco, and "The Suicide Forest" in Japan with its scenic views of Mt. Fuji. Fortunately, after an estimated 2,000 leaps into oblivion, there are now plans on the books to finally install a suicide net at the bridge- the vast forest, however, is considerably harder to secure.

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