Post Reply Why are there so many abandoned Japanese corpses?
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On line I read some websites that have a lot of Japanese tabloid style news. I learned about places like the Suicide Forrest there, and I enjoy the variation on criminal activity [stolen underwear and gym uniforms are a common crime, shooting people is not a common crime, their organized crime is far more organized, etc.].

However, I have noticed, over time a lot of stories about abandoned corpses of people who died naturally found at home and their family members are often charged with abandoning a corpse. Now, this happens a lot more in the United States than you would think from reading our tabloids, but I was wondering is there a reason why it seems like Japan has more abandoned corpses?

My suspects are: 1. Japan really doesn't have more abandoned corpses, but my local news concentrates on the freshly killed corpses more than the natural death ones. 2. Funerals are real expensive or very time consuming. 3. The older citizens have a nice social security like benefit that the family wants to keep. 4. People are so emotionally attached that they go into denial and convince themselves this is normal behavior.

I come from a country where more people are killed by pieces of furniture or ligature or bare hands and feet than rifles, every year, so I am not making fun of Japan. I just got very curious about this.
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Thats interesting
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On line I read some websites that have a lot of Japanese tabloid style news. I learned about places like the Suicide Forrest there, and I enjoy the variation on criminal activity [stolen underwear and gym uniforms are a common crime, shooting people is not a common crime, their organized crime is far more organized, etc.].

However, I have noticed, over time a lot of stories about abandoned corpses of people who died naturally found at home and their family members are often charged with abandoning a corpse. Now, this happens a lot more in the United States than you would think from reading our tabloids, but I was wondering is there a reason why it seems like Japan has more abandoned corpses?

My suspects are: 1. Japan really doesn't have more abandoned corpses, but my local news concentrates on the freshly killed corpses more than the natural death ones. 2. Funerals are real expensive or very time consuming. 3. The older citizens have a nice social security like benefit that the family wants to keep. 4. People are so emotionally attached that they go into denial and convince themselves this is normal behavior.

I come from a country where more people are killed by pieces of furniture or ligature or bare hands and feet than rifles, every year, so I am not making fun of Japan. I just got very curious about this.


Please do tell me how time consuming it is to dig a hole and put person in a wooden box in or however you prepare the dead?Not very.
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PaulDHunter wrote:

On line I read some websites that have a lot of Japanese tabloid style news. I learned about places like the Suicide Forrest there, and I enjoy the variation on criminal activity [stolen underwear and gym uniforms are a common crime, shooting people is not a common crime, their organized crime is far more organized, etc.].

However, I have noticed, over time a lot of stories about abandoned corpses of people who died naturally found at home and their family members are often charged with abandoning a corpse. Now, this happens a lot more in the United States than you would think from reading our tabloids, but I was wondering is there a reason why it seems like Japan has more abandoned corpses?

My suspects are: 1. Japan really doesn't have more abandoned corpses, but my local news concentrates on the freshly killed corpses more than the natural death ones. 2. Funerals are real expensive or very time consuming. 3. The older citizens have a nice social security like benefit that the family wants to keep. 4. People are so emotionally attached that they go into denial and convince themselves this is normal behavior.

I come from a country where more people are killed by pieces of furniture or ligature or bare hands and feet than rifles, every year, so I am not making fun of Japan. I just got very curious about this.


Please do tell me how time consuming it is to dig a hole and put person in a wooden box in or however you prepare the dead?Not very.


I guess it's only really time consuming if you're doing all the digging and dead preparations yourself :p
That shit's gotta be 6 feet deep, yo! My boy is going to need some help with dat
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PaulDHunter wrote:
My suspects are: 1. Japan really doesn't have more abandoned corpses, but my local news concentrates on the freshly killed corpses more than the natural death ones.


This, this is something that happens in every country.
Over here we hear about it several times per year, people are found dead, in their own houses or apartments, laying there for weeks or even months without anyone noticing.
Sometimes discovered because the rent stopped coming in, or because the mailbox started overflowing and sometimes because neighbours started reporting foul smells coming from the house/apartment. (Not always, stale air is a good way to mummiphy a corpse.)

The majority of these reports also comes from large cities, where it is very easy to simply "disappear" without arrousing suspicion.
To give an example or two;
My own neighbour is a nurse working shifts, sleeping at the hospital she works at most of the time, it's quite normal to not see her for weeks, or months at a time.

And in the last year of her life I moved into one of the appartments in the house of my late grandmother (I still live there today), both to get a place of my own as well as to help my dad out in taking care of her.
It took 5 months until after her passing when people in the neighbourhood started ringing on my door to ask if I knew what happened to her as "they hadn't seen her walking through the streets for a while".
To add more light to this, she hadn't been outside for nearly a year before her passing because a stroke left the right side of her body almost paralyzed.

My grandmother had a good relationship with the family, I was there myself when she passed away. But there are many people that don't.
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Please do tell me how time consuming it is to dig a hole and put person in a wooden box in or however you prepare the dead?Not very.


I guess it's only really time consuming if you're doing all the digging and dead preparations yourself :p
That shit's gotta be 6 feet deep, yo! My boy is going to need some help with dat


It doesn't take long. Far less than Mass with Catholics.
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Jan- wrote:


PaulDHunter wrote:

On line I read some websites that have a lot of Japanese tabloid style news. I learned about places like the Suicide Forrest there, and I enjoy the variation on criminal activity [stolen underwear and gym uniforms are a common crime, shooting people is not a common crime, their organized crime is far more organized, etc.].

However, I have noticed, over time a lot of stories about abandoned corpses of people who died naturally found at home and their family members are often charged with abandoning a corpse. Now, this happens a lot more in the United States than you would think from reading our tabloids, but I was wondering is there a reason why it seems like Japan has more abandoned corpses?

My suspects are: 1. Japan really doesn't have more abandoned corpses, but my local news concentrates on the freshly killed corpses more than the natural death ones. 2. Funerals are real expensive or very time consuming. 3. The older citizens have a nice social security like benefit that the family wants to keep. 4. People are so emotionally attached that they go into denial and convince themselves this is normal behavior.

I come from a country where more people are killed by pieces of furniture or ligature or bare hands and feet than rifles, every year, so I am not making fun of Japan. I just got very curious about this.


Please do tell me how time consuming it is to dig a hole and put person in a wooden box in or however you prepare the dead?Not very.


I guess it's only really time consuming if you're doing all the digging and dead preparations yourself :p
That shit's gotta be 6 feet deep, yo! My boy is going to need some help with dat


True but then again.....there's something really wrong in japan if they cant take the time off the work or whatever to deal with deceased.And well with average lifespan of 80 i have muchos time to dig many many many 6-feet deep holes.I wish there will be helping hand to dig the hole at least.^^
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Hefty hasn't gotten the same market penetration among their serial killers?
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Jan- wrote:

Please do tell me how time consuming it is to dig a hole and put person in a wooden box in or however you prepare the dead?Not very.


Japan cremates their dead, to save land space.
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Jan- wrote:

Please do tell me how time consuming it is to dig a hole and put person in a wooden box in or however you prepare the dead?Not very.


Japan cremates their dead, to save land space.


then its even easier,get some wood and oil.
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The corpses that caught my interest were the ones that were not killed, they just died, and they were not living alone, someone would either leave them where they were, or, sometimes, would move them to another room while still living with the corpse. Oddly enough you can have the corpse around the house too long to be charged with abandoning a corpse, it has a three year statute of limitations according to an article on Wikipedia.
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It happens everywhere. I've had to deal with at least two cases myself when I was working in hospitality.

I think you hear about it more there because Japan doesn't really seem to have as much violent crime, so other stuff gets reported.
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To be honest, that's the first time I heard of such a thing.
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