Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appoint Tetsushi Sakamoto as minister of loneliness. There are high rates of suicides in Japan and the government took serious action now. The population in Japan is very less. Because the birth rate is very less since newborns are not available majority of the population consist of elders in Japan. This is also the fact that Japan is an economically very strong country in the world
But this discrepancy is because women in japan suffer from depression and loneliness more than men and the suicided rate in Japan is very high. During the Covid situation, the cases increase more. There were 2,153 suicides in Japan in October 2020, compared to 1,765 Covid-19 deaths that year.
courtesy: DAWN news