Year: 1988 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.2, (Summer 1988), p.164-175 SIEC No: 19890229

Aokigahara-jukai (Jukai), a dense forest at the foot of Mt.Fuji, is known as the leading suicide site in Japan, with about 30 people committing suicide there every year. Three cases of psychogenic amnesia following attempted suicide in Jukai are presented. Amnesia as an alternative to suicide and the significance of death in Jukai are discussed.