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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Greg_S_H, Mar 9, 2005.
Wow...not many details in the article (it's all posted here guys). Perhaps the siblings didn't keep in contact with their father.
Japanese can be very reclusive, so it's not completely shocking to hear about this.
Decompsing? As in, still in the process of being decomposed?
I'm no expert, but I would think that after 10 years the body would be well beyond the active decomposing stage. But what do I know?
Certainly strange indeed.
Wasn't this story posted here once before?
EDIT: Actually it wans't the same story but very similar. Also happened in Japan, but the guy was dead for 20 years.
It's not unprecedented.
Also in Japan. Again, I suspect we're missing some basic cultural element to make sense of these occurences.
EDIT: Vlad beat me to the punch.
this is the second such story I can think of. Or is it the third counting the other two people that also thought of it?
Well the siblings are all elderly.. maybe they just forogt who was in that room at the top of the stairs
10 years is a long time. However, my brother is a cop and he once reported to the house of 2 elderly siblings where the brother said he was worried about his sister. He had noticed that she was very cold and no matter how many blankets he put over her, he couldn't seem to get her warm. After removing the layers of blankets, the cops found that the woman had passed away weeks earlier (may she rest in peace) and the brother just could not face it so he went into denial. It's sad, but not unheard of, I guess.
If the great filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu were alive today, a great film could be made of these bizarre doings. Kind of gives new meaning to the stereotypical 'Japanese emotional reticence.'