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Suicide Forest

A noose made from neck ties dangles from a tree

A noose made from neck ties dangles from a tree


I recently visited Japan’s infamous suicide forest – a chilling experience. Japan’s suicide numbers have consistently topped 30,000 over the past several years, and the forest, located in the foothills of Mt. Fuji, has been a favored suicide location since the 80s. Inside the forest I came across no bodies, but plenty of reminders of the grim last few hours of several people’s lives.

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