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Suicide Forest in Japan

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Like VICE News? Subscribe to our news channel: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently. Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Watch the last VICE Presents here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents-011 Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Text Comments (45818)
SCell Gaming (3 hours ago)
"You want to die then I'll laugh to watch you die"
1 1 (1 day ago)
*Logan Paul has entered the chat*
Grace O'Brien (1 day ago)
he's so respectful. i appreciate that.
-_- -_- (1 day ago)
what are thoes!
Maki-tan (2 days ago)
*_Slow clap_*
Master YI (2 days ago)
The background music is unnerving...
GLO (1 day ago)
Richard T (3 days ago)
Love is the key ! Love is the answer ! Love has no strings attached ! Love does not judge ! Love does not look at imperfections ! Love is long suffering ! Love !!!
Mc Animations (3 days ago)
If i was there I would not go inside the forest but i would pray that they had a good life and they don’t have to suffer anymore and that they are in a better place now is what they now call home...
Wishing Well (3 days ago)
that corpse was fake. That is not how clothes, boots, and a skull would look after sitting in a humid forest for one or two years.
Claire Mac Auliffe (4 days ago)
*This is very sad. Everyone please love one another. Forgive one another and check in on your loved ones* You are not alone
mackvnzie (4 days ago)
Now imagine being the author of that book and look and see what trend you’ve started.... just wow. A beautiful forest but just a sad story
So am I the only one wondering what happened to the guy in the tent?! I sure hope he went home after that..
Sara Scarlett (5 days ago)
I'm surprised an anime hasn't been made about this forest.
Jonas Vlogs (5 days ago)
It's Logan Pauls tent
Darius Davis (5 days ago)
Both depressing and beautiful at the same time. I love this documentary. The man's spirit is so pure. I wish him the best.
Trinical (6 days ago)
*logan paul has joined the game*
FastDucky Gaming (6 days ago)
17:52 Toyota car keys? So that’s the driver of the abandoned car?
armando contreras (6 days ago)
you get cell phone reception at aokigahara forest
JUNGO (6 days ago)
all suicide people in every human culture are absolutely self centered.....selfishness is ones escape from sharing and understanding one another
JUNGO (6 days ago)
Japanese culture is overly compulsive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its funny how this is recorded in 2012 and the quality of the video is still better than mine
Kjesus 689 (8 days ago)
this is ok but Logan's post is bad 🤔 im confusion
Wishing Well (6 days ago)
Because this one had a fake corpse and Logan Paul's had a real corpse.
Rob Roberts (8 days ago)
it's never the answer
FiR3TeK Gaming (8 days ago)
That guy is incredible. Very good person
skrx (8 days ago)
This is also place where Logan killed his Career, only good suicide in that sad place..
void tuber (9 days ago)
Why do I have captions on?
Carlee Mancil (9 days ago)
they want to get mad at logan paul but there showing videos I mean like god damn why does the Suicide forest even exist I mean like god damn why do people want to die (not trying to be rude or anything but like man)
Roxana Sherahmad (9 days ago)
Omg I feel lucky to feel free and live the happy life I do❤️
LegendGamer (9 days ago)
Türk yokmu aq
AlliePlayz ewe (10 days ago)
At least they’re in a better place now. Though, they didn’t deserve all of this. The Japanese had a rough time through life. Living the life of an average person is hard, but you have to get used to it. Life’s short. So, you gotta make the most of it.
Mill Burray (10 days ago)
This was heavy. I live in Korea and my country is one of the countries that have high suicide rates. People from where I'm from work hard ever since they were born. They go to school and then another school to learn what you learn from school. All these works are for just one god damn exam that tests how well you "memorized" all the information you learned from school and the other schools. If you fail, you have to do the same fuckin' thing for another year. After this crazy torture in the name of education, you go to a college. You work hard again for another 4 years. And then you have to get a job that requires another kind of a test, which is not so related to your job. And life goes on... But when you fail one of this bullshit, it really is suicidal. It's not just adults, teenage students sometimes commit suicide just because they failed from one of the tests. This must be changed in anytime soon.
Yasmin Amir (11 days ago)
Who ever is reading this please note that there is someone somewhere out there loves and supports you however u look like , just live ur life ❤️
P G (11 days ago)
Forest of cowards. No regard for their children, parents, siblings, etc. If you're alone and don't have a spouse or kids by all means, take the cowards way out. But you're a real piece of shit if you let your first world problems cget to your head and kill yourself if you have kids. All you precious little snowflakes are going to comment like my mind will magically change after reading your stupidity. And fuck Bordain, coward piece of shit leaving his daughter behind.
to bee or not to bee (9 days ago)
P G such a dumb comment. it only shows that you don't understand what mental illness is.
Yepeto Aye (11 days ago)
Thug life 4:18
Sans The Skeleton (11 days ago)
I feel sorry for the deceased man’s skeleton. I feel sorry for the man in the tent I feel am overwhelming feeling seeing all the nooses left. Most of all I feel a burning rage inside of me knowing there are people out there people I know people in my class people I will walk by that make jokes shoot suicide and depression I know all too well of what it feels like
Wishing Well (3 days ago)
Have empathy for the actual suicides but that corpse was fake. That is not how clothes, boots, and a skull would look after sitting in a humid forest for one or two years.
james (11 days ago)
6 years on and I still revisit this video from time to time. One of my favourite videos ever on youtube.
Jungkook is my dad (11 days ago)
He was so sweet, he has such beautiful soul.
Toby Gamble (11 days ago)
is there a way to get a hold of this guy in the video?
Nasser Almulaifi (12 days ago)
I was always bullies in middle school, my class throw me in the trash everyday, I was so alone not untill I grow stronger I didn't commit suicide because I know that's wrong, those stuff they have been doing to me only makes me stronger now they can't even dare to touch me, so guys if u were treated like me don't give up god is with you 😘😘😘😘
???? (12 days ago)
n K (12 days ago)
Everything is so much neat and clean it seems like it's kept before the video shot
Owen Sunuwar (12 days ago)
This Man's voice is so sooooooooooooothing
Violet Galaxy (12 days ago)
How beautiful Japan is.🗻🗻🗻🗾🏯⛄🎏🍶🍲🍱🍘🍙🍚🍠🍢🍣🍤🍥🍡
Nethalie Embuscado (12 days ago)
Japan needs Jesus. Make them feel loved Love them as you love yourshelves
Nethalie Embuscado (12 days ago)
Japan needs Jesus. Make them feel loved
M W (12 days ago)
Lastnight I watched some "horror" vid about these teenage boys going into the suicide forest. This video was SO MUCH BETTER. If more people in the world were like this man the world would be so much better. I live in the US and I am tired of our society over here. You can feel this guys spirit through this film and it's so calming. I really wish we had more people like him. You can tell he doesn't have a lot of ego.
erdem celik (12 days ago)
17:20 you find a skeleton today, that just proves that authorities do not enter to look for bodies, from time that body has turned from flesh to bone im sure its been there for a long time...
erdem celik (6 days ago)
+Wishing Well like what ? slaughtering animals? breeding for more babies? i doubt police in japan do much.
Wishing Well (11 days ago)
Or Japanese police have better things to do than play with fake skulls and staged suicide scenes.
Judy Osborne (12 days ago)
A sad place, but yet so serene . I can totally understand the draw to go there when feeling the need to contemplate whether to take one's own life. One may walk through and find a friend, have second thoughts, or decide "yes, it's the right choice for me" . Peaceful, respectful and beautiful.
Iyaaz Bhamjee (12 days ago)
Logan paul
Michael Gibson (12 days ago)
What a kind human being.
Sean 762 (13 days ago)
He has a soothing voice for the terrible things is going on
Daniel Vincent (13 days ago)
My brother will be doing a tribal dance to bring peace to the souls of the suicide Forrest. Plus he is twice as buff and is graduating med school. If you would like a positive person to follow, add @easybenjamins on Instagram.
The Blue Rifle 2k6 (13 days ago)
*I* *see* *some* *one* *hanging*
Katherine Uribe (13 days ago)
I look at those boots and thought: there was still so much wear, so many places and experiences and life to be had. It really is such a waste of a life.
Archie A (14 days ago)
Oh shit this isn't Logan's video
Stirr (14 days ago)
I cut lines on my arms. A hot girl named Autumn found out. Now we are dating. It's to the point where she gave me a hickey.
Lace Neil (14 days ago)
I hope that man in the tent reconsidered and went home. Sometimes, if you've been there (and I have), all it takes is just one person to pull you back from the brink by showing kindness.
Nevermore (14 days ago)
Japan almost exclusively uses stevia as a zero calorie sweetener... And it's known to cause feelings of depression with regular use. Stevia numbs you in an emotional sense. Stevia is safe in a physical sense but really isn't an ideal sweetener. I started thinking about suicide just a week after using stevia daily. But if you don't know it's the sweetener doing it... You could be in trouble. It's easier if you know it's the sweetener causing the feeling.
INSANE PLAYER (15 days ago)
Why govt of Japan is not taking any action against it...
Akash Kunte (15 days ago)
At 10:08 I heard a woman's voice. Check it out.
Love is an unbeatable bond that can save you from anything love is all you need if you truly listen.
A & C's World (15 days ago)
16:51 is where they find a body :(
Quin0911 Gracia (15 days ago)
Seems like a nice place. 10/10 would visit sometime
Quin0911 Gracia (15 days ago)
“It says not to enter, since you can get easily lost” *Casually climbs over rope and continues walking*
regular rabbit (15 days ago)
Logan Paul:🤣🤣🤣 Me:😠😠😠
Fazzie (16 days ago)
Who’s here because of Logan Paul
Wishing Well (16 days ago)
Logan Paul walks up to the corpse and points at it's boots. "WHAT ARE THOOOOOOOOOOOSE?" Azusa Hayano: The boots were placed there a few days ago for the for the fake corpse scene. Now please kindly hang yourself so we can have an uplifting scene.
Wishing Well (16 days ago)
That is not a skull that has been sitting in the forest one or two years. Those are not clothes that have been draped over a rotting corpse in the elements for one or two years. If that skull is real it has been cleaned and bleached.
Wis Dom (17 days ago)
The greatest cause of suicide is our supposed need to "keep up with the Jones". The media have made fame, success, money...the meaning of life. 71% of these death are MEN. The ability to "provide" has been risen by society, Hundred of thousands of dollars for College, Cars, Marriage, Houses, Jewelry, Divorce, Child Support, Alimony, Suburbia, Competing with other men to impress women, and constantly being reminded how much of a bum you are if you don't have the BEST of these things.
fiqfiq afiq (17 days ago)
I would never attempt to commit suicide. That shit almost killed me!
_logan paul_
Boa of the Boaians (17 days ago)
I saw this video before the whole Logan Paul incident
heartx key (18 days ago)
The Lost Woods
Sy Flem (18 days ago)
Logan paul likes this
Matux Animation (19 days ago)
:-( ❤
Alan Currie (19 days ago)
Very nicely filmed. But tragic place. May all those who died rest at peace at last.
Evander Blake (19 days ago)
It would be cool to stage a underground hip hop show out there on some night. Have a bunch of Yakuza Rappers and someone like Babymetal. That would be dope!
holdmyyeet (20 days ago)
Logan paul wants to know your location
ughh soo scary their ughhh makes me shiver and sad for the ppl that do suicide:,(
Zoey The Robloxian (19 days ago)
Don't worry it is for people who are interested in suicide, you don't have to go there.
Brandon (20 days ago)
4:26 they said not to pass and he did anyway Lmao. but dont commit suicide guys live ur life ayt.
HekX Z (20 days ago)
Man I literally get treated like shit , I just wanna disappear forever
Pastel Artist x3 (20 days ago)
This is so sad how many people think that life isn’t worth living anymore, and I can tell everyone watching this video can understand that. If anyone reading this is going through depression or has considered self harm as an option, please. Please know, that we all are on your side, and that there are people who love you, and who want you in their life. Please do not harm yourself, and if you have considered this, tell someone, and ask for help. We can help. Please do not bring any harm to yourself or others. I’m leaving, and not watching the full of the video, but know that I understand the seriousness of this topic, I’m just leaving because I’m going to cry if I don’t leave soon.
totally CHILD FRIENDLY (21 days ago)
17:36 Logan's youtube channel.
totally CHILD FRIENDLY (21 days ago)
If logan made a video like this man for sure he wouldn't be banned.
蛤貝人 (21 days ago)
The suicide note writer's name "Shida Kazuharu" 至田一春
Shinzu Music (18 days ago)
Do you think he's still alive?
Ray Longoria (21 days ago)
Let's hope they go back to their families unscathed
_logan paul has left the chat_
Yael Premacio (22 days ago)
This man is so kind
Kevin K (22 days ago)
Your not alone people
Kevin K (22 days ago)
Logan Paul is a asshole
Who are the 5 thousand dicks that disliked this video
Gummuservi Capri (23 days ago)
Who tf is logan paul?? I read in the comments.. who tf is dat?
Gecko45454 (23 days ago)
Anyone notice the Toyota keys from the corpse from the jeep at the start
bathtimetyler (23 days ago)
Dear suicidal people.. I know life’s hard.. I know you want to end it.. but suicide is never the answer.. I promise you.. you’re not taking away pain, you’re just adding it because you hurt the people who love you. Even if you think people don’t love you I promise you there are people who love you. I promise you you’ll go through this we can both go through it together just stay alive. One day it will all go away and you’ll have a new start in your life and you’ll thank yourself for not ending ur life.
timelesskoontah (24 days ago)
This is the most sad video I've watched in a while..japanese ppl do have a sense of care...and love that man is awesome giving closure to families...
Margarette Garcia (24 days ago)
Alex Alex (24 days ago)
Now tomb raider makes sense
Niawich Chute (24 days ago)
Maybe it's paranormal and intices ppl to go in and die
Discovery pro (25 days ago)

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