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

National / Social Issues 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 ...