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Sapiens
04-19-07, 07:23 PM
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Panorama has fresh revelations about the lending practices of the high street banks. An insider reveals an industry driven by ambitious targets to sell borrowing to customers.

Sapiens
04-26-07, 10:56 AM
http://www.theforeigner-japan.com/archives/200304/news.htm


Statistics from the World Health Organization show that the majority of suicide victims are males from age 40 to the mid-60s. Many of these men committed suicide because of a feeling of dishonouring the family name. Others simply watched their companies let them go after years of devoted work, and couldn't find gainful employment because of their age.




Five found dead in Japan suicide pact
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=144141&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25

Japan has witnessed a growing number of suicide pacts among groups of strangers who meet on the Internet. Such people have often chosen scenic spots to poison themselves with charcoal, which emits carbon monoxide when burned.

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Japan has one of the world’s highest suicide rates. – AFP




The suicide trend is following or better said, is playing out just like it is going in Japan.