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New trends in suicide in Japan
  1. E B R Desapriya*,
  2. N Iwase*
  1. *Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan and
  2. BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Centre for Community Health Research, Vancouver, Canada;

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    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of mortality in the world. It is just as common as road traffic deaths1 and a leading cause of death among the young. 2002 was the fifth consecutive year where there were more than 30 000 suicide deaths. The rate in Japan, 25 per 100 000, greatly …

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