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24. Exactly. This paragraph is most significant...
For an unemployed, former "salaryman," suicide can be "a rational decision," Yamada says. When a man commits suicide in Japan, his beneficiaries can still collect his life insurance. And insurers pay off Japanese home mortgages when a family's breadwinner dies even if the death is a suicide. "If he dies, the rest of the family gets money," Yamada says. "If he continues to live without a job, they will lose the house."
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  -Suicide epidemic grips Japan Judi Lynn  Jul-20-08 11:01 PM   #0 
  - Expect the same here, soon. n/t  OhioChick   Jul-20-08 11:05 PM   #1 
  - Not the fumes though.  LeftyMom   Jul-20-08 11:14 PM   #2 
  - Please don't even say that. n/t  amitten   Jul-20-08 11:14 PM   #3 
  - Job loss is so extreme  OhioChick   Jul-20-08 11:19 PM   #5 
  - You want to push first.  seriousstan   Jul-21-08 01:26 AM   #7 
     - "Push" what? n/t  OhioChick   Jul-21-08 07:10 AM   #12 
  - This is WHY we can look forward to that happening here  Donnachaidh   Jul-21-08 01:17 AM   #6 
  - Americans are more likely to kill others than themselves when in that situation..  Fumesucker   Jul-20-08 11:16 PM   #4 
  - ridiculous n/t  aspergris   Jul-21-08 11:17 AM   #22 
  - It's already begun here!  LongTomH   Jul-21-08 12:24 PM   #25 
  - While doing some research in Sunday newspapers from the 1930s  petgoat   Jul-21-08 01:52 AM   #8 
  - I am agnostic...  stark6935   Jul-21-08 02:04 AM   #9 
  - personally...  MrsBrady   Jul-21-08 05:20 AM   #11 
  - Where did you hear that 70% of Japanese are atheist?  Coventina   Jul-21-08 09:13 AM   #18 
  - crime rate in general  aspergris   Jul-21-08 11:20 AM   #23 
  - Most Japanese are either Shinto or Buddhists.  Kaleko   Jul-21-08 12:32 PM   #26 
  - Ellery Queen beat you to it:  Lars39   Jul-21-08 07:49 AM   #16 
  - looks like Roger Waters was right..  provis99   Jul-21-08 02:17 AM   #10 
  - Yep. And just the other day someone was suggesting we follow a  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-21-08 07:13 AM   #13 
  - suicide tends to prevail  iamthebandfanman   Jul-21-08 07:37 AM   #14 
  - Suicide rates also tend to go up ...  daggahead   Jul-21-08 07:41 AM   #15 
  - Exactly. This paragraph is most significant...  Wednesdays   Jul-21-08 12:10 PM   #24 
  - Suicide - How well I know that word - I wish I didn't - Some incites if you care to read on......  1776Forever   Jul-21-08 07:53 AM   #17 
  - sad.  alyce douglas   Jul-21-08 09:35 AM   #19 
  - Those who say the time is coming here....  WriteDown   Jul-21-08 09:56 AM   #20 
  - Jesus Christ, poison gas??!!  skypuddle   Jul-21-08 10:01 AM   #21 
  - Poison gas isn't a new thing in Japan...  heliarc   Jul-21-08 12:45 PM   #28 
  - I wonder how our troops rate with Japanese society  mdmc   Jul-21-08 12:35 PM   #27 
  - Looks like globalization hasn't worked out well for Japan, either  brentspeak   Jul-21-08 05:31 PM   #29 

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