JSSC | Japan Support center for Suicide Countermeasures(JSSC)


About JSSC

In accordance with the new philosophy and aims of the revised Basic Law on Suicide Countermeasures that went into effect on April 1, 2016, the mission of the Japan Support Center for Suicide Countermeasures shall be to supply evidence with which the parties involved may work together from an interdisciplinary perspective in dealing with the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle for suicide prevention, and to reinforce the mechanisms that support community-based measures, including those of private sector entities.



We have published a Korean translation of the comprehensive support guidelines to support suicide bereaved (JSSC 2018) (PDF)
Web site of IRPSC,The Innovative Research Program on Suicide Countermeasures, is launched.
This site disseminates outline and research outputs of the program, as well as its governing and advising committee system.
We Publish second academic journal"Suicide Policy Research vol. 2 no.1” in this spring.
2nd International Forum on Suicide Prevention Policy: Research Evidence - Innovation of Suicide Countermeasures in Japan - (20-Jan-2018, Tokyo)(PDF)
We, JSSC, are publishing an academic journal "Suicide Policy Research" this autumn.
This will provide information on Suicide Policy so that it can contribute to realize a society in which no one is driven to take their own life.
We publish an English version of the new General Principles of Suicide Prevention Policy (Cabinet decision on July 25, 2017) which is translated by JSSC and tailored to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.(PDF)
On August 22, 2017, Dr. Yutaka Motohashi (Director of the JSSC) had a press briefing entitled “Aiming for 30% Decrease in Suicide Rate—Revising Suicide Prevention Guidelines for the First Time in 5 Years” at the Foreign Press Center Japan (Tokyo) as the chair of the Council on the State of the New General Principles of Suicide Prevention Policy (which submitted a report to the government in May 2017) where he discussed the features of the New General Principles, their significance, and what is needed in suicide countermeasures.
{Finished} International Forum on Suicide Prevention Policy: How to Prevail Its Benefit of the Whole Communities (22-Jan-2017, Tokyo) (PDF)
Our English website has launched.