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Seppuku is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. It was originally reserved for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was used either voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture) or as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed because they had brought shame to themselves.
originally posted by: MaxTamesSiva
a reply to: Byrd
Yeah, interesting, I'd rather you haven't shared this. It only reminds me of what I've read from Sun Tzu of another way the ancient Chinese preferred to kill themselves- by running towards a stonewall or stone pillar head on to smash ones head into. Just imagine the massive headache one gets if not done correctly.