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Crying once a week is the secret to a stress-free life

Japan is actively encouraging its schoolchildren and workforce to reap the mental health benefits that shedding tears bring. Image: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Kate Whiting

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 Most people in Japan never see mental health professionals
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The suicide rate in Japan is decreasing
Image: National Police Agency (Japan)/Statista
 Tears flush out stress hormones
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