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Blue LED lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations in 2009 at a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this....
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  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Kanda Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
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  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Yuracucho Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
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  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Yurakucho Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
    suicide blu...jpg
  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shimbashi Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
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  • A salaryman or Japanese office worker rushes for a train past blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
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  • Japanese people walk past blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
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  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Ebisu Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
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  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Ebisu Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
    suicide blu...jpg
  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
    suicide blu...jpg
  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
    suicide blu...jpg
  • Blue lights installed at all 29 JR Yamanote Line stations for a cost of 15 million Yen (165,000 USD) in an effort to decrease suicides by people jumping under trains. Over 2,000 people jumped under trains in 2008, accounting for 6% of all suicides in the country. The blue LED lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers, though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan December 4th 2009
    suicide blu...jpg
  • Blue LED lights installed at Shinjuku station in an effort to decrease suicides by jumping under trains. The blue lights were installed on all 29 stations of the Tokyo Loop (Yamanote) Line in 2008. The blue lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Tuesday JUne 26th 2012
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  • Blue LED lights installed at Shinjuku station in an effort to decrease suicides by jumping under trains. The blue lights were installed on all 29 stations of the Tokyo Loop (Yamanote) Line in 2008. The blue lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Tuesday JUne 26th 2012
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  • Blue LED lights installed at Yoyogi station in an effort to decrease suicides by jumping under trains. The blue lights were installed on all 29 stations of the Tokyo Loop (Yamanote) Line in 2008. The blue lights are meant to calm and soothe potential jumpers though there is little scientific evidence for this. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world which the recent economic crisis has exacerbated. Yoyogi Station, Tokyo, Japan. Tuesday June 26th 2012
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