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Neighbours of Japan's corpse hotels express outrage at their presence

Camouflaged morgues are used to store mounting piles of bodies waiting for a spot in overworked crematoriums

FINAL MOMENTS: Mr Hosaka (right) and his wife Minako Hosaka with the coffin of his mother at Sousou in Japan's Kawasaki city. This corpse hotel doesn't refrigerate corpses, relying on air-conditioned rooms instead.


TUCKED away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black-draped windows that residents describe as creepy.

The business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan's latest so-called corpse hotels, a camouflaged...

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