Now my readers will understand that seppuku was not a mere suicidal process.
Seppuku (hara-kiri) is the mode of suicide adopted amongst Samurai when they have no alternative but to die.
Hara-kiri, or seppuku, is the term applied to suicide among the samurai class.
More usually the Japanese themselves speak of hara-kiri by its Chinese synonym, Seppuku.
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