The cliffs of Tojinbo on the coast of the Sea of Japan are famous for their rugged beauty.

But this place also has a dark side – many Japanese come here to end their lives by throwing themselves onto the jagged rocks and crashing waves.

Japan's suicide rate is one of the highest in the world – more than 30,000 people kill themselves every year.

On this edition of 101 East, we ask why so many Japanese, young and old, see suicide as the only option.

Source: Al Jazeera