None Government Organization “Kumo no ito” (spider’s thread) is stationed in Akita Prefecture, the northern part of Japan. Akita of which population is around one million has stood at the nation’s worst record in the suicide rate per 100,000. The NPO, Kumo no ito, was founded in June, 2002 for reducing the number of suicide in Akita. Our activity has come up to the 15th anniversary this year. Fortunately, the number of suicide in Akita last year reduced to 240, peaking at 519 in 2003, decreasing this amount accounts for almost half of its record.
We are introducing our real activity toward international community as “Akita model,” a pioneering action program in Japan
July 10, 2017