death

28-year-old sumo wrestler dies after contracting coronavirus

“Like the fighter he was, he tenaciously fought against the illness until the very end.”

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Man who knowingly spread coronavirus to various bars in Aichi dies in hospital

A reminder of how serious this disease can be.

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Kenshi Yonezu’s “Paprika” might be a much heavier song than we thought

Mega-hit kids’ song may very well be an ode to the dead.

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New Osamu Tezuka manga to be released this month, penned by AI

We will soon see if AI can recreate the magic of the God of Manga.

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Ultimate way to treat otaku ashes: Cremation into a pencil?

Japanese artist explains why turning your ashes into a pencil is a better choice than turning them into a diamond.

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46-year-old hikikomori arrested for leaving mother’s dead body inside house for over a year

“Yikes. This is like right out of a horror movie.”

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“Death day” quiz trending on Japanese Twitter uses data to predict the exact date you will die

Do you want to know the precise minute of your own death?

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Pokémon’s Professor Oak, Cowboy Bebop’s Jet Black passes away at age 67

The world mourns the passing of another anime legend.

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Original SoftBank dog Kai-kun passes away at 16

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the life and times of a very good boy.

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U.K. authorities issue warning about anime-style video game Doki Doki Literature Club after death

Coroner shares concerns that dead 15-year-old “had used an online game called Doki Doki.”

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Love blooms after loss: Japanese netizen commemorates grandparents’ romance, gardening skills

Twitter user is taking the gorgeous blossom that bloomed after her grandmother’s passing as a token of her grandfather’s deep and abiding love.

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Japan sees huge growth in jobs in the “cleaning up the homes of old people who die alone” field

Demand grows more than 10 times in size in just five years as Japanese family dynamics change.

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Morbidly brilliant “Death Cafe” in Thailand makes customers ponder about their mortality

Discounts are available for the brave who dare lie in a coffin for three minutes.

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“Death room” cleanup employee makes “beautiful” replicas of terrifying rooms people died alone in

This woman has seen some sh*t… literally.

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New Japanese augmented-reality service lets you meet with deceased loved ones at their graves

What better way to say hi than by actually saying hi?

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Singaporean man dies from heart attack after finally catching a coveted Lapras in Pokémon GO

Witnesses say it happened as soon as he realized he caught it.

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Body discovered several days after man passed away.

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In three months, 50 patients have died on one floor of a “haunted” hospital

Successive deaths have lead some to wonder if the fourth floor is cursed.

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Prefectural government in Japan to pay million-dollar restitution to family of deceased woman

Shimane Prefecture awards a college student’s family a settlement in restitution for the roadside accident that took her life.

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Artist reimagines kid-favorite Totoro as the grim reaper in upcoming one-of-a-kind figurine

A new figurine modeled after the star of Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro toys with the rumor of Totoro actually being a death god.

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