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The rise of unclaimed ashes in Japan

The issue of unclaimed ashes in Japan is becoming a problem for the local authorities. A trend mirroring the UK. Whilst there are cultural differences, many of the issues are similar to those in the UK: firstly the weakening of bonds within extended families and thus the willingness of extended family willing to pay; secondly…

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Japanese fake ash scattering tourism

  Before starting this blog I never thought I would write that as a sentence and even since I still think it is different. Japanese are now taking more funeral planning into their own hands, rather than leaving for relatives to sort. Nothing odd in that the trend is happening elsewhere too, the elderly have…

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Scattering Ashes in Haiku!

  Two November girls scatter his ashes at sea; sad wild waves thunder.   Well there you go, I have no idea whether this is good or bad Haiku but judging by the response it was well received. For those not familiar with the term Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, Japanese haiku have…

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