Part of aging process: Preparing for the end

| Sep 4, 2012

Part of aging process: Preparing for the end

by Hiroko Nakata

When young people say “shukatsu,” they mean job-hunting. But nowadays, older people are grimly playing on the word by changing the kanji for “shu” to convey a different kind of activity: preparing for “the end.” How are people preparing for death? Why has the ...