Tag: death

Photo for Funeral Before You’re Gone

Funeral-services providers are offering photography services so you’ll have a decent photo to display at your funeral ceremony. Photography studios are also targeting the new funeral-photo market. A headshot of the deceased is usually on display at the start of funeral ceremonies in Japan. A different photo of the deceased – often a wedding photo

Blue Lights Soothe Suicidal in Tokyo Train Stations

Train stations on a major route in Tokyo are the most recent in the country to have blue lighting installed on platforms. The blue LED ceiling lights at the ends of platforms are intended to prevent people from jumping into oncoming trains. The blue lights will operate with the existing standard fluorescent lights. "Blue lighting was selected

Monks Online, Ornate Hearses Decline

Discount Monks Comforting The traditional all-inclusive Buddhist funeral service held at temples is being challenged by lower-cost freelance monks. Obohsan.com is one of these independent-monk providers. It has 45 monks on it’s roster, enlightened in seven disciplines of Buddhism. Having a monk dispatched to a designated funeral service location cuts out the payment to a

MAD Magazine Hurts

"Sports Injuries Around the World" MAD Magazine #490, June 2008 MAD magazine Toonopedia; Wikipedia. A Veteran Mad Man Remains in the Fold (NYT) Poll: Nearly 20 percent of Japanese adults have considered suicide (AFP) Japanese-views-on-suicide-part-1-of-3 (WJT) One Japanese suicide every 15 minutes (Guardian) Japan detergent suicide sparks panic (AP) Bloomberg publishes suicide gas recipe Antidote