Dec 31, 2013

Chinese officials set corpse ablaze in cremation dispute

Officials in a Chinese village dug up and set fire to a man's corpse after his family ignored their demand that he be cremated rather than buried, state media reported Tuesday. The case is an extreme example of the country's unevenly enforced funeral policy, which ...

Emperor, Empress plan to be cremated

Nov 14, 2013

Emperor, Empress plan to be cremated

The Emperor and Empress will be cremated after they die, a historic change from some 350 years in which ritual burials were the norm for monarchs from the early Edo Period, Imperial Household Agency chief Noriyuki Kazaoka says.