Mystery as Tokyo loses track of its centenarians
Posted 8/3/10
TOKYO – Japanese authorities admitted Tuesday they'd lost track of a 113-year-old woman listed as Tokyo's oldest, days after police searched the home of the city's official oldest man — only to find his long-dead, mummified body.

Officials launched a search this week for Fusa Furuya, born in July 1897 and listed as Tokyo's oldest citizen, after it emerged her whereabouts are unknown.

Several other celebrated centenarians are also unaccounted for due to poor record-keeping and follow-up in a country that prides itself in its number of long-lived citizens but also frets about an unraveling of traditional family ties.

Officials updating their records ahead of a holiday next month honoring the elderly found that Furuya does not live at the address where she is registered, said Hiroshi Sugimoto, an official in Tokyo's Suginami ward.

Furuya's 79-year-old daughter, whose name was not disclosed, told officials she was not aware of her mother's registration at that address and said she thought her mother was with her younger brother, with whom she has lost touch. But that address just outside Tokyo turned out to be a vacant lot.


This is a bit of the article that I am going to link too and all I have to say what the hell is going on? Are people purposely filling out false claims to collect insurance money "SSI' or is there something more dark going on here or is just a simple misunderstanding?? To be honest I really don't know but this does raise these questions of what the hell is going on in Tokyo. So what are you thoughts and opinions.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_japan_missing_centenarians
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Satan is taking his revenge on the fools who try to escape the clutches of death. MWUAHAHAHAHA
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CarboKill wrote:

Satan is taking his revenge on the fools who try to escape the clutches of death. MWUAHAHAHAHA


okay then? but really what do you think is going on????
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CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


CarboKill wrote:

Satan is taking his revenge on the fools who try to escape the clutches of death. MWUAHAHAHAHA


okay then? but really what do you think is going on????


What, you didn't think I was serious?
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There is nothing "dark and sinister" about this...It's a miracle that woman was able to survive that long. Life insurance money would probably worth shit anyway since she was near death
Posted 8/3/10 , edited 8/3/10
Maybe she went on a vacation... she can't just stay at her apartment complex n wait 2 die while ppl are recording her death or sumthing, she could have fun and relax somewhere
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its a shame that they can't find them, but I find it amazing that supposedly they have around 40000 people over 100 years old.
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wow and the police is said to be powerful
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I heard about this ages ago... it's pree morbid imo :L
Imagine showing up at that guys house with a cake saying HAPPY BEING THE OLDEST PERSON EVAR DAY or some shit to find a mummy.

*retch*
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LemonyPanda wrote:

There is nothing "dark and sinister" about this...It's a miracle that woman was able to survive that long. Life insurance money would probably worth shit anyway since she was near death


This was excactly what I thought!
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Maybe she got scouted by a necrophiliac and was taken away early. Haha, but seriously I hope the old goat's ok. Maybe she instant transmissioned to her dream vacation spot. 113 years is an adequate amount of time to perfect that technique I think.
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this is creepy
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