Student suicides reported in new school term
NHK -- Sep 05
Two teenage students apparently committed suicide following the start of the new school term.

Tokyo police say a third-year junior high school girl was found collapsed at the car parking of a condominium in Tokyo on Monday.

Police say she apparently jumped off from the veranda of her apartment. She had left a note in her room suggesting that she would kill herself. Her family said she might have been distressed over not finishing her summer homework by the start of school last Friday.

In another case, a male third-year high school student was found dead after hanging himself in a public lavatory in Tokyo.

He was reportedly worried about his upcoming courses and asked his parents for advice.

A survey conducted by the Cabinet Office shows that children aged 18 or younger commit suicide most often between the last days of August and the start of September when the new school term begins.

News source: NHK
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