Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.336-337 SIEC No: 19980107

This presentation examined the myths & realities of suicide in contemporary Japan. Saito found that there is a belief that hari-kari is still a common practice in Japan, that there is a high suicide rate among children & that there are many cases of parent-child suicide. Statistical evidence that refutes these myths was presented.