Ashes to ashes, crest to crest — cremation cruises offer new wave of eternal rest
Growing numbers of Japanese are taking a leaf out of the books of ancient Vikings, choosing to cremate their departed loved ones on crematorium ships — and getting a cruise out of it, to boot, according to Sunday Mainichi (4/27).
Cramped living conditions, huge waiting lists for graves and increasingly high burial costs have made death a real pain in the ass for a lot of Japanese.
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Passengers on a Nagoya subway line hit the jackpot when a ticket vending machine spat out ¥5,000 and ¥10,000 notes instead of ¥1,000 bills as change. The error ended up costing the station ¥252,000.
The unmentionables and the Gray Bar Hotel there’s a good reason for your carrier to die.
No. Its not a new TV series.
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Men’s cosmetics maker Gatsby has come out recently with Extra Perfect Masks, facial packs targeted at males aged 17 to 21. They’re the first ever facial packs for men to hit the Japanese market, and young guys are apparently snapping them up like hot cakes.
“During research for product development a few years back, we learned that there were growing numbers of men expressing an interest in facial packs. They show a certain amount of interest when they look at their mothers or sisters with their facial masks on,” Gatsby media representative Mayu Shimokawa tells Sunday Mainichi. “These are the guys who find facials fascinating and are more likely to want to try out a facial pack for themselves.”