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Dying Alone in Japan: The Industry Devoted to What's Left Behind
Companies such as Tail Project are increasingly necessary in a country where each year more people die with no one to mourn them.
According to the Association of Cleanout Professionals, a Japanese trade group, its 8,000 member companies collectively bring in revenue of $4.5 billion a year. Over the next 5 to 10 years, the group expects its membership will double.
She recently turned down a 70-year-old man who asked to work for her and a 60-year-old woman who wanted to study under her. She felt neither would be able to handle the physical demands. Soon, the gatekeeping might become more rigorous. The Association of Cleanout Professionals is in discussions with the Japanese government to create an official clean-out certification for companies and individuals.

Seoul government announces comprehensive measures to prevent lonely deaths

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 at 12:04:07 AM EST
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