Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

By Natsuko Fukue

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Tacky indeed

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What's next? Emojis?

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but you have to go to all the bother of rolling the window down yourself? taihen!!!

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Grandpa, we love you and we miss you, but we can't be bothered to get out of the car.

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Is this a joke? How can one pay respect to the deceased in a disrespectful way?

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This just leaves me speechless, tacky, insincere, heartless, if you can't spend just 5 minutes with a passed relative that gave you life, hope, food, shelter, love, etc and this is how you repay them? how shallow can you get!

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"to pay my respects its not a hassle its just the right thing to do."

Maybe it's not a hassle now but what about if you can't afford the gas for the drive or don't have the physical stamina or energy?

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I thought you'd be able to just drop the body by your own vehicle. What a disappointment & missed market opportunity

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Everything is much convenient these days, I feel that in near future we human-being will be born, to live and die with everything remote controlled, monitored or screened. And it's just the beginning scenario. "To be, or not to be: that is the question": Shakespeare's Hamlet, will it make sense?

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"...first "ultra-aged" country in the world, meaning that 28 percent of people are aged 65 or above."

If only 28% is ultra-aged, what would you call it when 75% are aged 65 or above?

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" if you can't spend just 5 minutes with a passed relative that gave you life, hope, food, shelter, love, etc "

A careful reading of the article indicates that's not really the targeted group.

I'm all for various options being available. I've seen a friend take days off work, spend a small fortune, travel from one end of the country to the other and back in order to put to rest an uncle he'd met only twice, decades before. That uncle had never done anything nice or helpful for my friend whatsoever but he was the only living relative.

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 if you can't spend just 5 minutes with a passed relative 

The article is not about close family members. It's the close family who receive those who come to pay their respects. Those close family members will typically spend days with the corpse, help dress it, sleep next to it, receive the less-connected people who the article is mainly about, take the corpse to the crematorium, and later pick up the burnt bones with chop sticks. Somewhere in there they will probably down a few drinks and tell stories about the deceased

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