|Japan Internet Providers Spy and Inform on Suicide Postings|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 10:28:34 -0500
Japan's communications and Internet services industry is planning to|
provide police information on people who post messages suggesting they
may be close to committing suicide.
Four communications industry groups have worked out guidelines for
Rising numbers of Japanese are dying each year in group suicides after
The guidelines mandate disclosing the information to police only as an
The industry groups will present the guidelines, drawn up with help
Officials could not be immediately reached for confirmation.
According to police, 32,325 Japanese took their own lives in 2004,
The number of people who committed group suicides linked to the
No religious prohibitions exist against suicide in Japan and it has
In 2000, according to the World Health Organization, Japan's suicide
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