Friday, February 22, 2013

Turning the Tide: The Fight to Reduce Suicide in Japan

Announcement from SSJ-Forum:

"Saving 10,000 - Winning a War on Suicide in Japan" is a 52-minute documentary directed by TUJ ICAS Adjunct Fellow Dr. Rene Duignan. At this event, Rene will discuss the movie's key findings while showing some excerpts. Unusually for a small documentary, "Saving 10,000" has attracted a lot of media interest with Rene giving over 20 interviews to date. The movie has also sparked interest from politicians with DVD requests from a Minister and Vice-Minister. A special screening/Q&A will be held at the Japanese Parliament in March. Rene has had the privilege of sharing his ideas in a meeting with the head of the Suicide Prevention Unit of the Cabinet Office. After the Japanese media coverage, screening/speaking requests have been coming from all over Japan. 

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time: Door open 7:00 p.m / Talk start 7:30 p.m.
Venue:Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 2F
Speaker: Rene Duignan, ICAS Adjunct Fellow and Economist for the Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Moderator: Robert Dujarric, ICAS Director
Admission: Free (Open to general public)
Language: English

More info:

See also Killing Yourself To Make A Living: In Japan Financial Incentives Reward “Suicide” 

UPDATE: "Saving 10,000" has been receiving much attention in Japan and internationally in terms of awards and the effort to reduce suicide. The film is now available for free on-line:

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