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Man, teenage girl found dead in hotel room in suspected joint suicide

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A man in his 40s and a teenage girl were found dead in the bathroom of a hotel in Tajiri, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday, in what police believe was a joint suicide.

According to police, the bodies were found in the bathroom by a female employee of the hotel at around 5:15 p.m., and she called 119, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the two were declared dead at the scene.

Police said they found traces of charcoal briquettes and a portable stove in the bathroom, adding that the bathroom door had been sealed with tape.

Both bodies were fully clothed and lying on the bathroom floor. Police said there were no external signs of injury on either body.

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I wonder what would drive a young girl to do this?

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Most hotel bathrooms you could not comfortably sit on by one person let alone to laying down. Weird story. Plus the fans cannot be turned off. Maybe they taped that too.

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I wonder what would drive a young girl to do this?

Maybe her parents' objection to her relationship with a 40-something year-old man?

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Probably 2 "wanna be deads" who met online, went ahead with their wishes.

Just choose life. Problems are temporary and can usually be solved. Talk to your friends!

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What do people think happens to them after they kill themselves? Like, everything will be better for them on the other side?

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There is no other side. This is all we get.

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Sad to two young lives vanish, most major religions discourage and some even prohibit suicide, I am not sure what Buddhism say about it!!? I surly hope it discourage it too.

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@Mr Kipling: Probably 2 "wanna be deads" who met online, went ahead with their wishes.

This is why i don't approve when people strive for complete online freedom. It need to be regulated and under proper observation. The internet has become a breeding ground for predators and vulnerable people. Social media platforms really need to do more for the public.

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Poverty in Japan gets worse every day.

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Problems are temporary and can usually be solved. Talk to your friends!

Wise words.

most major religions discourage and some even prohibit suicide, I am not sure what Buddhism say about it!

I'm sure all Buddhist sects discourage it too. But I'm not sure religious prohibitions are helpful. They tend to rely on the idea of an afterlife. You will be rewarded/punished based on what you do in this life. I'm not comfortable with that viewpoint. It rests on the idea that life has meaning or purpose. I find it easier to think that life can make you feel good and feel bad, and the goal is to feel good. Good feelings are many: hugging your child, seeing a view from a mountain top, solving a problem at work, having your hand squeezed by a new girl/boy friend, scoring a goal at football, eating a bacon roll, saving someone's life, etc.

Stories like the one in the article are upsetting. Was there not something that could have made them look forward to something, however trivial?

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What a sad day for her parents and his, may be she was having problems at school, may be she wanted to have a relationship with this guy? either way they must be depressed or desperate to go ahead and end it all.

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Again...I hope this is not a new social dynamic that becomes a 'thing'. Given the ones like this we have seen so far, this is not a sexual relationship but, presumably(?), shared, irreconcilable pain which somehow has created a 'relationship' between a desperate man and a desperate girl and they become 'partners' in something much deeper than sex, shared death. 'All the lonely people...' So stunningly sad...

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Were they acquainted or did they meet on one of those morbid ‘I want to die’ websites?

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