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68-year-old man arrested for not reporting death of 89-year-old mother


Police in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 68-year-old man for failing to report the death of his 89-year-old mother and keeping her corpse at their apartment.

According to police, Nobutsugu Numajiri called 110 at around 4 p.m. on Sunday and said his mother was lying in her futon and that she was dead, Kyodo News reported. Police said Numajiri told them his mother died at the beginning of September.

Police said the body had begun to decay and that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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Can't blame him, he might just confused to pay funeral, is not that cheap for funeral in Japan.


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Can't blame him, he might just confused to pay funeral, is not that cheap for funeral in Japan.

One does not "have" to have a funeral! The cremation and maintaining of the ashes, following the cremation process can, and often are, subsidized by the local municipal office.

This is an excuse used by many here on JT to try to justify their comments, but it is for the most part BS, as unless this guy was a total idiot and moron, he would know to contact the municipal office for assistance.

There is more to this story about "why" than is being reported here! And just because he was "arrested" means pretty much nothing, as he certainly isnt going to go to jail for it, unless the autopsy shows something else!

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There's a lot of this about. I remember a story years back about the number of oldies whom it was found were actually not still living. I can't remember the number, but it was large.

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Why Is this happening in Japan I believe more often than in other places? I know many thinks it's about retirement income $$$ being stopped or funeral costs ? but is there any other reasons? just asking?!?!

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Seems to be a lot of Norman Bates types around, wonder if he has committed any other heinous crimes.

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Sometimes its just hard to say good bye, no one knows what is going on in a persons mind when they lose a love one. If you ever had to experience a loss, then think about it what you did, what were your reactions. Nothing matters and there are blank spaces especially if you really loved the person, its hard to stay on track. At that point nothing matters! Time is everything but for some it stands still.

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We must also remember that this man may have some cognitive difficulties, so let us not be too hard on the poor guy, he is after all 68yrs old, so could well be very confused and upset himself.

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