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Japan faces crematorium shortage

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viking funerals!!with the right marketting sure to take off !

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Flash Freezing???

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Believe your loved ones live on in a thousand winds & in your heart if not as an avatar.

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This could have a good side though. Think of all those people without jobs, they'll be able to get a job that ... everyone is dying to get into :)

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Crematoriums must cost a lot of money to operate and probably contribute to a poor air quality. There are options other than cremation. Recycling as a food source for farm animals for instance.

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The U.S. pays other countries to take its trash. Couldn't Japan farm out some of this task to other countries?

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Wow! No where to live and nowhere to die! The future of Japan looks bleak.

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Why is cremation a topic for "lifestyle"?

Actually it sounds more like the opposite. In that sense, OFF Topic.

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Funeral costs are also going up with the price of gasoline.

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Yes Altria, maybe they should look to Mass Cremations to save on gasoline. Or go to Touyou.

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A symptom of the recent butter shortage?

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why not just add it to the list on 'moerugomi' day? They burn pretty much anything else.There is some burning desire left in this country after all.

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beavis at 11:49 AM JST - Crematoriums must cost a lot of money to operate and probably contribute to a poor air quality. There are options other than cremation. Recycling as a food source for farm animals for instance.

Moderator: Stay on topic please.

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Humans are the only ones that fight the CIRCLE OF LIFE (we eat cow, we die our bodies help Fertilize the soil and because of that grass grows and cows eat the grass and of course we eat cow).

Civilized humans instead of putting the dead six feet under in green pastures (or drop them in the sea to feed the fish which in turn we eat) we burn them up and put them into little jars or bury them in concret boxes.

If we just go back to the CIRCLE OF LIFE and practice it we wouldn't have this crematorium shortage.

Just remember that the CIRCLE OF LIFE is natures way or RECYCLING. But I do like aintgottimetobl post suggesting Viking Funnerals...it is sort of Japanese when you think about the floating of laterns each year symbolizing the spirits travel to the next world. But then again Viking Funnerals do use up oil and produces Global Warming so aintgottimetobl am sorry but your Viking Funnerals are OUT (at least in Japan).

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There is something gravely wrong here.

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I don't know, whether they cremate them in the sea on a boat or in a building on land shouldn't make a difference. They are still ebing cremated. What's the big deal here?

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“A cremation vessel would have many advantages,” said Katsuhiro Motoyama, a spokesman for the Nippon Foundation. “It is cheap to build and it does not occupy any land.”

Dolphins and fish could dine on the morsels so when we eat them, we are completely the circle.

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Build solar crematoriums, it would be a fitting way to go in 日本.

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“A cremation vessel would have many advantages,”

On the good ship, Cremlolipop

It's a sweet trip to the candyshop...

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Then the sole crematorium in Nagoya ought to let the opposing residents know to arrange their funerals somewhere else, so the facility can accommodate the residents who support the crematorium.

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Bodies can be used to create additional energy as they're burned in metropolitan waste furnaces.

Hey, they were only human.

Go green.

USAR

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