The number of suicides rose in Japan in August due to more women and school-aged children taking their own lives – offering a first glimpse into the consequences of the mental health strain brought about by Covid-19 around the globe.Japan is among a few major economies which releases timely data on suicides as it is a persistent societal issue. The numbers hint at what may be going on around the world as countries grapple with the fallout from mass unemployment and social isolation that’s…