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Japanese Suicide Forest


The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.

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Submitted: 12/11/2012
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User avatar #2 - ponchosdm ONLINE (12/12/2012) [-]
so... if someone disposses a body over there nobody would care and assume it was a suicide body?
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#3 - newmainman (12/12/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Feels.
User avatar #1 - epickitteh (12/12/2012) [-]
Why the **** would anyone thumb this down? This video is perfect morbid material.
User avatar #9 - symustafa (12/12/2012) [-]
Watching this makes me sad and appreciate life more.
#15 - smokedmeatlog (12/12/2012) [+] (1 reply)
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Hmm, I wonder what else OP has to write.
#11 - dacaptainrogue (12/12/2012) [+] (2 replies)
I have been there, there are a bunch of signs that are anti suicide everywhere, and there are these holes in the ground that have an article of clothing or ripped up/burned pictures of people. When I was there, I defiantly felt a very negative energy about the place. Just being there felt wrong.
User avatar #6 - camdonwin (12/12/2012) [-]
thanks for posting this, this was a good watch.
#7 - wackywelder (12/12/2012) [-]
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#5 - herobarros (12/12/2012) [-]
Already tried uploading this however it didn't get to far, i really hope this makes front page, Great watch ~
Already tried uploading this however it didn't get to far, i really hope this makes front page, Great watch ~
User avatar #13 - Loppytaffy (12/12/2012) [-]
I learnt about this from a manga and several anime.
User avatar #10 - nightmaren (12/12/2012) [-]
This guy's a ******* hero. So his job (or at least one of his jobs) is to go out and look for suicide victims? That's deperessing
#20 - anonymous (12/14/2012) [-]
"i think the way we live in society these days has become more complicated. Face-to-face communication used to be vital, but now we can live our lives being online all day. However, the truth of the matter is we still need to see each other's faces, read their expressions, hear their voices, so we can fully understand their emotions. To co-exist." Beautiful
#19 - anonymous (12/13/2012) [-]
no!... Jack..
User avatar #14 - hizuki (12/12/2012) [-]
Suicide is just a code name for Operation: Slender
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