Jeongja Han, director of Tail Project, a company that specialises in cleaning out and disposing of property accumulated by the deceased, after completing a clean-out job. Pictures: Noriko Hayashi for Bloomberg Businessweek

Dying alone in Japan: the industry devoted to disposing of what’s left behind

As the country’s population ages and shrinks, there is increasing demand for services that clean out and dispose of the property of the dead

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Jeongja Han, director of Tail Project, a company that specialises in cleaning out and disposing of property accumulated by the deceased, after completing a clean-out job. Pictures: Noriko Hayashi for Bloomberg Businessweek
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