Unclaimed burial urns containing ashes of the dead. Photo: Reuters

Unclaimed burial urns pile up in ageing Japan amid fraying social ties, economic pressures

  • The identities of the dead are known but relatives sometimes refuse to collect their remains
  • With wages barely growing in the country, managing deaths costs can be a burden
Topic |   Japan

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Unclaimed burial urns containing ashes of the dead. Photo: Reuters
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