Shukatsu~Part1~

Shukatsu means "activities (katsu) to prepare for the end (shu) of one's life.(Aflo)

“You could die today.”   Yoriko Muto, representative of Shukatsu Counselors Association, started her speech to a group of about 90 people. Shukatsu Counselors Association is a corporate body that holds seminars related to matters on death such as succession…

The Urban Ninjas

The year is 1,100. A black shadow looms in the corner, stooping low before the shoji(translucent paper window) and it peeks inside a room. His mission is a matter of life and death– whether he can successfully assassinate the daimyo or…

Euthanasia 101

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What Is Euthansia? Euthanasia, also called mercy killing, comes from the greek words ‘eu’ (good) and ‘thanatosis’ (death). In the old days, it referred to painless and peaceful natural deaths in old age that occurred in comfortable and familiar surroundings.…