Foreign News: Young Love

In Japan, the sovereign remedy for despair is suicide. Last week a young Japanese lover named Satoru Takayanagi, ill with tuberculosis, journeyed with his true love, Waitress Setsumi Endo, 59 miles south of Tokyo to the island of O Shima, site of famed "Suicide Point." As they climbed to the edge of the volcanic crater of Mount Mihara, they were met by a suspicious detective, who asked what was on their minds. "If you want to pry into our private lives," answered young Takayanagi, "get a warrant." When the detective had gone, the young lovers joined hands and leaped into the...

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