Year: 1975 Source: Baltimore, Md.: University Park Press, 1975. p.255-280 SIEC No: 19870953

This chapter describes patterns of suicide in Japan including methods & motivation; analyzes the suicide of Yukio Mishima, a Nobel Prize candidate for literature; & discusses Japanese attitudes toward suicide & suicidal victims. The independent variables thought to influence high suicide rates in Japan are authoritarianism & culture conflict. (47 refs.) (LH)