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, 18 (2), 164-75

Aokigahara-jukai: Suicide and Amnesia in Mt. Fuji's Black Forest

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Aokigahara-jukai: Suicide and Amnesia in Mt. Fuji's Black Forest

Y Takahashi. Suicide Life Threat Behav.

Abstract

Aokigahara-jukai (Jukai), a dense forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji, is well known as the leading suicide site in Japan, with about 30 people committing suicide there every year. This paper describes Jukai and three cases of psychogenic amnesia following attempted suicide there. Amnesia as an alternative to suicide and the significance of death in Jukai are discussed.

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