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  1. Harakiri - ritual suicide

    Society Harakiri - ritual suicide

    Harakiri (腹切り), seppuku (切腹), or jigai (自害, “suicide”) is ritual disembowelment originally reserved for the samurai, the warrior class of Japan. Priests, peasants and merchants were not allowed to commit seppuku as it was commonly believed that they were unable to tolerate the agony and pain...