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Suicide Forest in Japan

The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently. Originally released in 2011 at vice.com Need help? In the US, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Watch the last VICE Presents here bit.ly Subscribe for videos that are actually good: bit.ly Check out our full video catalog: www.youtube.com Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com Like VICE on Facebook fb.com Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com Read our tumblr: vicemag.tumblr.com
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24 Responses to “Suicide Forest in Japan”

  1. i think they want to see something beautiful before they die

  2. it’s called a troll they are find in mostly popular videos and feed off rotten fish and hate.

  3. It’s impossible to die heroically by committing suicide? What about I Am Legend?

  4. They probobly want to die in a vefry peacful place

  5. Seems like a happy place.

  6. A mind is fragile and can become weak, sometimes you need others to give you strength.

  7. I think Ill stay beliving the real GOD,because the person who gives pleasure not pain,who forgives and is merciful is better than your false god that wants to cause pain and make you burn in a fire forever.

  8. A real tragedy. I will never understand how people can waste their lives like that.

  9. The reason why kids are commiting suicide because they’ve gotten weak,like really your grandparents had to deal with worse but you cant handle 1/10ths of what they went though? But really most people did sucide in the “old days” because of love, now we do it because were weak.

  10. You can’t take the internet go back to real life.

  11. TheLinkoftheFuture Reply March 7, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Why was this recommonded to me ;-;

  12. This is Vice’s highest-viewed documentary, obviously because it’s extremely beautiful and terribly unnerving and just so goddamn thoughtful–but I think another, perhaps overlooked reason it’s so popular is because it’s not being narrated by /anyone/ who works at Vice. I think if you guys replaced every anorexic manlady with tight pants and a contrived personality on staff with elderly, sagelike Japanese men, more people would be endeared to your cause. #Vicejournalistslooklikecockholsters

  13. Thanks Vice for uploading this!

  14. I agree this man is super legit. Hes very wize..

    I Love watching vice documentarys

  15. Now imagine being there at night.

  16. If only there was more people like that man? I think the World would be a better place

  17. Very interesting video

  18. Why can’t we have more people like this guy?

  19. o0LunaticAsylum0o Reply March 7, 2013 at 8:44 am

    why so angry?
    you’re the one who should die

  20. Fuck you Japanese why don’t all of you die out! I want sea level to rise and flush you away.

  21. You should the suicides in my country.

  22. 19SomeRandumGuy92 Reply March 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Thank you Youtube for bringing me here via twitter.

  23. Trollinanlolin fourlife Reply March 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Hes got a good point, coexist with each other and help each other with only good intensions, i feel sorry for them but thats a weakness and we got to be strong for them god bless there souls i hope they find peace

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