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November 16, 2006

14-year old Niigata Boy Latest Suicide Victim

A 14 year-old junior high school student in Niigata apparently hung himself in a hut near his home after school this past Tuesday. Earlier that same day, classmates had pulled his pants down at school. On the way home, he told a friend that he wanted to die. The second-year student hung himself near his home. He didn't leave a suicide note.

Japan has been suffering through a series of suicides involving young students over the past week. The media has been quick to point out bullying, a long-standing social problem amongst youngsters in Japan, as the primary reason behind this recent spate of sad events.

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