Japan Today on a 14-year-old girl jumping to death at Tama Plaza Station on the Den-en-Toshi Line in Kanagawa, just outside of Toyko:
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. on the Tokyu Denentoshi line. Sankei Shimbun reported that the girl, who attended a private junior high school, was in her uniform. Witnesses and station surveillance camera footage showed her leaving her bag on the platform, then run a few steps and jump onto the tracks as the train came in.
Police said no passengers on the train were injured, but services were delayed for about 90 minutes, affecting an estimated 17,000 commuters, Tokyu Corp said.
So sad that someone so young believed this was their own recourse.
As an aside, I was one of the 17k+ commuters affected by the train delay. It was unbelievable how crazy the trains were that morning. It is unfortunate it was due to suicide-by-train, something that is all too common in Japan.
The barriers preventing this very type of behavior cant be built fast enough.