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Railway Suicide in Japan

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
  • Michiko Ueda
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
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Part of the Economy and Social Inclusion book series (ESI)

Abstract

Railway and subway suicides constitute a major problem in many parts of the world (Mishara 2007). Suicides at train stations and on railroads pose a serious challenge to transportation safety and inflict severe economic losses by causing suspension and delays in train operations. The costs associated with railway suicides can be extremely high in places where trains are a major method of transportation for commuters and students, as in many metropolitan areas of the world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
    • 1
  • Michiko Ueda
    • 2
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsThe University of TokyoBunkyō, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityShinjukuJapan
  3. 3.Osaka School of International Public PolicyOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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