Another group suicide was reported today. Four men and one woman, apparently in their 20s died in a car from carbon mononoxide poisoning after sealing the car’s doors and windows then lighting charcoal stoves (Noogle recent news).

There is a strong focus on these kinds of suicides due to their macabre nature and tendency to be facilitated through contacts made on suicide-related site. However, even with the growth of such suicides in 2004 and 2005, they will still acount for less than one percent of the 30,000+ suicides in Japan. One wonders about the other 99+%.

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