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62 million single unemployed people between the ages of 20 and 59 are, using the best term available in english, isolated, in Japanese society.The study defined as “isolated” those who were: – not employed – not receiving education – not married- not in contact with family membersThe study also shows that some 2.56 million single people ( between 20-59 ) were not working or studying.The study, led by University of Tokyo professor Yuji Genda, was commissioned by the education ministry-affiliated Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.Japan has a historical tendency to view suicide as a noble end, and public health officials have called in the past for a shift in the dialogue around the issue.The Japanese government has been working to strengthen suicide prevention efforts, and has seen some isolated successes.
Model projects in six towns providing comprehensive suicide prevention saw suicide rates fall by 50 percent over five years, compared with little change in control towns.On a national scale, government run anti-suicide television campaigns created dips in suicide rates during active months in the campaigns.Correlation Between Unemployment And SuicideThe number of suicides in Japan has increased from approximately 22,000 per year from 1988 to 1997 to over 30,000 per year since then, for the 13th straight year with a sharp jump in deaths by those citing grim job prospects, this increase is among the most important problems facing Japan. Moreover, the unemployment rate in Japan has increased rapidly since 1998.
Correlation Between Women And Suicide By MenChanges in the role of women also may affect suicide. Stack (1998) argues that higher female labor force participation increases suicide rates for both men and women; men are challenged in the role as the breadwinners and are less likely to be comforted in their sorrows due to the labor force participation of their partners, who are often their main source of emotional comfort, and women are exposed to the stress of the employed work life and often face a double burden of paid outside employment and unpaid housework. Finally, the crime rate can be a reasonable proxy for the disintegration within a society.