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May 3, 2016

Japan Has A Corpse Hotel

Japan Has A Corpse Hotel

Japan's crematoriums are so overworked they have converted standard morgues into so-called Corpse Hotels where relatives can visit their deceased until there is space at a crematorium.

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Staff members remove a coffin from a room of the 'Corpse Hotel' in Kawasaki THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Customers Hirokazu Hosaka and his wife Minako Hosaka look at the coffin of his mother at the 'Corpse Hotel' in Kawasak THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A staff member removes a coffin from a room of the 'Corpse Hotel' in Kawasaki, Japan THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A coffin is seen in a room of the 'Corpse Hotel' in Kawasaki, Japan THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A customer prays to his mother as he stands at her coffin at the "Corpse Hotel" in Kawasaki THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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A child cycles past the "Corpse Hotel" in Kawasaki THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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The coffin of a customer's mother is seen at the "Corpse Hotel" in Kawasaki THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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