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2006-06-01 07:55:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese who took their own lives rose slightly in 2005 to stay above 30,000 for the eighth straight year, with the number of serious illnesses and deaths blamed on overwork also climbing.

2006-05-10 03:25:50

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of suicides in Japan is likely to have exceeded 30,000 for the eighth straight year in 2005, and analysts say a widening income gap is partly to blame for the nation's stubbornly high suicide rate.

2006-01-31 22:52:45

By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Is your annual


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.