An employee adjusts flowers in a viewing room at one of Japan’s so-called corpse hotels. Catering for the dead is a growth industry in Japan with its ageing population. Photo: Reuters

As crematorium queues grow, ‘corpse hotel’ in Japan upsets the neighbours

Wedding organiser switches trades to open morgue for ‘funeral refugees’ waiting for a slot at overworked crematoriums, but people living nearby are angry about his choice of business

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An employee adjusts flowers in a viewing room at one of Japan’s so-called corpse hotels. Catering for the dead is a growth industry in Japan with its ageing population. Photo: Reuters
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