Suicide in Asia-I
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More than half of the world’s population lives in Asia1, and the region is diverse in ethnicity
and religion, ranging from India where the major religion is Hinduism to Japan where the major
religions are Buddhism and Shinto. The rates of suicide differ in the nations making up Asia, as do the
methods used for suicide and trends in the suicide rates over the years. This chapter will briefly review
some of the facts pertaining to suicide in Asia and identify similarities and differences from suicide
elsewhere in the world.
Suicide, Asia, India, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, aborigines,
reasons for suicide.
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