Today on Stickam Japan, a girl whose handle is _mextli attempted suicide by jumping off her balcony, the 4th floor of apartment, during her live videostream, some watchers wrote on 2 channel BBS.
It seemed to happen around midnight November 28th Japan Time, police officers visit was watched by the program watcher net-users and reported on 2 channel. Those officers read up her farewell note and gave some sentiment in front of the webcam without noticing they were broadcasted, one watcher had recorded and uploaded that part on YouTube.
2 channel logs were summarized [J] on few 2 channel summary blogs and became buzzword among Japanese twitter users. No traditional media have reported on this yet at 5 a.m. Some 2 channel users wrote that she broadcasted slashing her wrist before on the same site and someone called police.
It is still unknown how she is. It is still possible that it is fake to get attention (I hope so).
There was another suicide attempt broadcast on NicoNico Nama Housou, popular movie site NicoNico Douga’s sub service for users livestream. Another girl cut her wrist a little on live [J], later she confessed that it was fake and the blood was red food colouring.
15-20 minutes in their regular festival, 50 FM radio are lent to bon dancers, who are attending locals, and they dance with music from their earphones. The festival space keeps silent.
typical Bon Odori (not silent one)
The festival space is planned to move to other in 2015, where hospital locates near by. And this trial is to see if this radio-driven silent bon festival can be an answer for noise issue, as the organizer said.
The city, Tokai-shi, Aichi prefecture is suburb of Nagoya, Japan’s 4th biggest city. I do not know if there are many such people getting mad at bon festival music, but in the crowded country, some people are sensitive not to generate noise. Like talking over cellphone is banned at many train lines, which encouraged mobile web growth. (Though daily urban life in Japan is surrounded a lot of public announcements)