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For Linda Sieg's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aging, indebted Japan debates right to 'die with dignity'

/ Mar 6, 2016

Aging, indebted Japan debates right to 'die with dignity'

Retired airline employee Tarou Tanzawa said he hadn't thought much about his own death until his 84-year-old mother was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma and decided against costly and invasive life-prolonging treatment. He watched his mother die peacefully at a nursing home where she received only ...