Four brief presentations by Japanese Studies experts and University of Michigan faculty under them theme “Beyond Seppuku: A Multidisciplinary Context to Suicide in Japan.” (Seppuku is a ritual form of suicide that was traditionally used by samurai.)
Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
Each year, approximately 30,000 Japanese die by suicide, a rate nearly double that of the United States. In a local effort to help educate the public about the suicide problem, the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies is sponsoring a special series of three free events over three days that combines film, lecture, and lively discussion. You are invited to attend any one or all three events.
Cosponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit and the Japan Business Society of Detroit.