Health: Suicides among Japanese children at record high during pandemic – Gulf Digital News

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  • Date: 14-Oct-2021
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Health: Suicides among Japanese children at record high during pandemic – Gulf Digital News

TOKYO: Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than four decades, local media have reported, citing the country’s education ministry.

As the Covid-19 pandemic prompted school closings and disrupted classrooms last year, 415 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives, according to the education ministry’s survey.

The number is up by nearly 100 from last year, the highest since record-keeping began in 1974, the Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday.

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