A loud impact sound echoed through the residential area at dawn. Two 17-year-old girls were lying in the parking lot of an apartment building. A nearby resident found them and called 110. However, one of them was already dead, and the other was confirmed dead at the hospital where she was taken.
The two girls jumped from a terrace on the top 10 floors of a condominium in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, in the early morning of April 13, just after 3:30 a.m. The two girls, A, who lived in Niigata Prefecture, and B, who lived in the condominium at the site, filmed and distributed video of their jumps with their smart phones.
The video recorded them falling from a high floor in graphic detail, saying, “I’m scared, I’m scared. On Twitter, there were also images of alcoholic beverages and over-the-counter drugs. They probably took them just before they jumped.
Near the terrace where Mr. A and Mr. B jumped off, there was a school uniform jacket, a smartphone, and shoes for each of them. The police are investigating the case as a suicide attempt.
[Joon] is suing, using his lawyer.
Ms. A and Ms. B met through SNS and consulted each other about their problems. Why did they make the sad choice of “suicide”? The April 27 issue of Shukan Bunshun reported that Ms. A was troubled by her relationship with a certain man.
According to the article, Ms. A was a fan of a male YouTuber in his 20s who distributed pseudo-love videos. She contacted him directly and they became close friends. Eventually, they had a physical relationship, and it is said that she saved money from her part-time job and came to Tokyo to meet the man.
However, it was discovered that the man was involved with several women. Shukan Bunshun” (weekly magazine) reported that the man, sensing Ms. A’s disturbing movements, “sued her with a lawyer,” “broke up with her,” and “kept his distance from her. Mr. A was consulting with Ms. B, with whom he was feeling uncomfortable in their relationship.
In fact, on the day they jumped off the apartment, the man posted on Twitter, “I’ll spend the rest of my life atoning for what I think I did. The man is also a well-known figure in online games, with a video channel that has about 150,000 posters. He was a charismatic figure among young people.
Mr. A and Mr. B are believed to have been deeply troubled. When the reporter visited the site where they died, two bottles of soft drinks were offered to them.
PHOTO： Shinji Hasuo