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Larissa MacFarquhar on Japan’s culture of suicide.

June 18th, 2013

Episode 324 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Larissa MacFarquhar Profiles a Japanese Buddhist monk who offers counsel and aid to people contemplating suicide. Here, MacFarquhar talks with Sasha Weiss about the culture of suicide in Japan and how Ittetsu Nemoto's belief in suffering as a path to self-knowledge has prepared him to help the suicidal.

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