Japan is expected to eventually have some 10 million social recluses, according to an expert. Photo: ShutterstockJapan is expected to eventually have some 10 million social recluses, according to an expert. Photo: Shutterstock
Japan is expected to eventually have some 10 million social recluses, according to an expert. Photo: Shutterstock

Japanese man, 61, kept father’s decomposing corpse for a month as he was scared to be alone

  • The case has refocused attention on the country’s more than 1 million hikikomori as the parents who cared for them are ageing and dying
  • Experts say there are currently no provisions to help these elderly social recluses

Topic |   Japan
Japan is expected to eventually have some 10 million social recluses, according to an expert. Photo: ShutterstockJapan is expected to eventually have some 10 million social recluses, according to an expert. Photo: Shutterstock
Japan is expected to eventually have some 10 million social recluses, according to an expert. Photo: Shutterstock
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