American Blogger Apologizes for Video Showing Japanese Suicide Victim
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An American blogger has apologized after facing criticism for a YouTube video that appeared to show the body of a suicide victim.
Logan Paul published the video on Sunday. It showed him walking with friends in the Aokigahara forest near Japan's Mount Fuji. The area is known as a place where a number of people have committed suicide.
In the video, Paul and his friends see a man's hanging body and react with shock, but also tell jokes.
Critics called the jokes "disrespectful" and "disgusting."
Paul published an apology letter Tuesday on Twitter. He wrote, "Where do I begin. Let us start with this. I am sorry."
He said that in his daily production of video blogs, or vlogs, "it is easy to get caught up in the moment" without thinking fully about the possible effects.
The video has been taken down, but parts of it remain online.
Suicide rates in Japan are the highest in the developed world. Official numbers on suicides, especially in the Aokigahara forest, are not available. Some Japanese say people choose to take their life in the forest because it could take days to find the body.
Logan Paul has more than 15 million subscribers to his YouTube channel and nearly four million followers on Twitter.
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1.suicide victim 自杀者
She believes the world's most famous suicide victim was brutally murdered.
2.Mount Fuji 富士山
I went to Japan to climb Mount Fuji.
3.apology letter 道歉信
Tomorrow's edition will have an apology letter.
4.official numbers 官方数据
However, some experts on the Chinese economy stand by the official numbers.
5.The area is known as a place where a number of people have committed suicide.
a number of 一些；许多
This equipment has saved the lives of a number of new born children.
We have lived here quite a number of years.
6.He said that in his daily production of video blogs, or vlogs, "it is easy to get caught up in the moment" without thinking fully about the possible effects.
get caught up in 陷入...
Many African women, for reasons of poverty, get caught up in the drug trade.
Sometimes you will get caught up in a decorating problem and will not know what to do.
周日，洛根·保罗（Logan Paul）发布了这段视频 。视频中显示，他和朋友在日本富士山附近的青木原树海里穿行 。这里因大批自杀者聚集而出名 。
周二，保罗在推特上发表了一封道歉信 。他写道，“首先，请允许我道歉 。我真的很抱歉 。”
日本的自杀率在发达国家中居首 。日本官方无法详细统计自杀人数，尤其是青木原树海里的自杀人数 。一些日本人指出，因为尸体不会立即被发现，所以自杀者选择在森林中结束生命 。