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Internet Aids Suicide Pacts in Japan

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Internet Aids Suicide Pacts in Japan

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Internet Aids Suicide Pacts in Japan

Internet Aids Suicide Pacts in Japan

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Already plagued with the world's highest suicide rate, Japan is now battling a dangerous new trend: groups of people who meet online to arrange to commit suicide together. Experts say shutting down the Web sites is futile and instead urge counselors to go online to help despondent people. NPR's Eric Weiner reports.