Tokyo, January 22 According to the express report data released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on the 22nd, the number of suicides in Japan in 2020 reached 20,919, an increase of 750 over 2019.
Japanese media said that due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Japan’s economic situation has deteriorated, family environment and other changes, which may be the reason for the rise in suicides in Japan.
According to the express report data, there are 13,943 men who commit suicide, 135 fewer than the previous year, while the number of female suicides is 6,976, an increase of 885 over the previous year.
In addition, the number of suicides in primary and secondary school students in Japan has increased significantly.
According to the statistics of the Japanese Police Agency, as of the end of November 2020, a total of 440 primary and secondary school students committed suicide in Japan that year, a record high