Figures recently released show that suicides in Japan rose to a record high of 32,109 in 2003. Resulting in a number over 30,000 for the sixth straight year.
Unsurprisingly Japan’s economic woes have borne the brunt of the blame, with more than a quarter of the cases in 2003 being linked to financial issues. But a couple of statistics appear to paint a decidedly bleak picture in regards to employment itself, as opposed to unemployment.
Broken down into days, Mondays had by far the highest number of suicides, whilst at the opposite end of the scale Saturdays had the least.
I think that speaks volumes, don’t you?