What follows is a bit of a 180 from many of the tales I’ve told about Japan. It’s a topic which – while talked about in hushed tones over here – isn’t considered polite conversation. But to paint a real picture of this country, it’s an important thing to discuss.
High speed commuter trains not only get people to and from work or school every day. They also provide a venue for those who’ve lost a battle with their own mental health to end their lives – and to do it in rather gruesome, exhibitionistic fashion.