Coronavirus pandemic fuels trend toward smaller funerals in Japan

Business Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic fuels trend toward smaller funerals in Japan

by Alex Martin

From dispatching Buddhist monks to connecting grieving families with affordable funeral homes, Osaka-based end-of-life startup Uniquest Inc. is among the many firms that have been capitalizing on the growing preference toward simple, cheaper funerals and greater efficiency and personalization of services. That trend is likely ...

Mother 'reunited' with dead daughter on South Korean VR show

Business / Tech Feb 15, 2020

Mother 'reunited' with dead daughter on South Korean VR show

A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation. The footage began with the girl — who died of leukemia in 2016 — ...