Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Japanese Man Commits Suicide Live On Internet


A Japanese man committed suicide live on the internet after heated exchanges with online users who dared him to kill himself, local reports said Wednesday.

The 24-year-old man in the northern city of Sendai was found dead Tuesday morning in his apartment by local police, who received reports from web users, newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

The man, who lived alone, had been on extended sick leave from his job since August and had posted complaints about his work, local newspaper Sankei Shimbun said.

The man began to broadcast images of himself on live streaming service Ustream on Sunday night, announcing his plan to kill himself and discussing his views about life.
After a break, his broadcast resumed early Tuesday and he hanged himself in his apartment at around 5:30am local time, Sankei said.

His broadcast received many messages, with some web users encouraging him to kill himself quickly, while others urged him to desist.

Ustream stopped the broadcast after 6:00am Tuesday, following reports from an increasing number of viewers, Yomiuri said.

Japan has one of the world's highest suicide rates, accounting for more than 32,000 deaths last year, the 12th consecutive year to exceed 30,000 deaths.


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41 comments:

  1. :o Internet makes people crazy

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  2. Wasnt this a while ago? Either way its crazy

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  3. im sure 95% of the ppl were telling him to be an hero and saying do it faggot....just saying..

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  4. is it illegal to encourage a suicide on the internet?

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  5. That's crazy, wonder what he was home sick with...

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  6. i would call that the ultimate "rage quit" hehehe

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  7. Sounds extremely standard for anything happening in Japan !!

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  8. Why would you hang yourself over the internet? At least do something crazy so you would get a ton of followers.

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  9. that gives me something to think about

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  10. looking forward to your next update

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  11. Wow, that sucks.

    Nice pic you got there too, lol :)

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  12. He would have done it anyway. With or without the internet.

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