Friday, March 10, 2006

Likes: Anime, cover bands and asphyxiation

A record 91 people died in 34 Internet-linked suicide cases in Japan in 2005, up from 55 people in 19 cases in 2004, the National Police Agency reported last month. The number of Internet suicide pacts has almost tripled from 2003, when the agency began keeping records.

Some pretty creepy stuff from the Far East, punctuated by the deaths Friday of six young Japanese who were found dead in a car with "charcoal stoves still smoking beside them." Maybe they just listened to one too many Pizzicato Five songs.

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