Japan’s corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors

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Date: May 3rd, 2016

hotelThe business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan’s latest so-called corpse hotels, a camouflaged morgue used to store some of Japan’s mounting pile of bodies waiting for a spot in one of the nation’s overworked crematoriums.

“Crematories need to be built, but there isn’t any space to do so and that is creating funeral refugees,” said Hisao Takegishi, who opened the business in 2014.

At a daily rate of 9,000 yen ($82) family members can keep their deceased relative in one of Sousou’s 10 rooms for up to four days until a crematorium can be found.  More

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