A woman leaped from an 11-story Tokyo apartment Wednesday in an apparent suicide, striking and seriously injuring a passer-by, a news report said Wednesday.

The unidentified woman, who appeared to be in her 30s or 40s, appeared to have jumped from the building onto a busy Tokyo street and was declared dead at the scene, Kyodo News agency reported.

She hit a 47-year-old male pedestrian who suffered a brain injury, the report said.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police said they could not immediately confirm the report.

Japan has one of the industrial world's highest suicide rates, with more than 32,000 people taking their own lives in 2006.