In the latest news on the Great Search For The Japanese Centenarians, an alert blog reader sent this in: one of them has been found inside her 64-year-old son’s backpack. He said she died in 2001 and he couldn’t afford a funeral, so he just kept her in there. Methinks it must have been either a very large backpack (like a frame one) or a very small woman. But Japanese people tend to be small, don’t they?
Surely Japan has some mechanism for burying poor people whose relatives can’t afford it? I’m just sayin’.