Year: 1990 Source: Philosophy East and West, v.40, no.4, (October 1990), p.543-556 SIEC No: 20021145

The author explores Japanese Buddhist views of life and death and attitudes towards suicide and euthanasia. Emphasizes the traditional Japanese belief that the manner of dying at the moment of death is very important, and that personal choice in time and manner of death is even more so. Explores the implications which these beliefs hold for the future of humanitarian bioethics in Japan versus internationally.