Number of suicides in Japan increased 8,000 due to pandemic, study finds

Japan Times -- Aug 17
The coronavirus pandemic led to 8,000 more suicides in Japan between March 2020 and June 2022 than would have been expected without it, a recent study has calculated.

Women in their 20s saw the largest rise, but women age 19 or younger also saw a significant increase, according to the study conducted by a team of researchers including Taisuke Nakata, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo.

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