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Dying at home in Japan
Dying at home is a practice few Japanese adopt, but with a shortage of hospital beds and an aging society, the practice may become an acceptable option.
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Katsuo Saito, 89, uses an oxygen tube as he rests at... more
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Tokyo, Japan
Katsuo Saito, 89, uses an oxygen tube as he rests at his house in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese leukaemia sufferer Katsuo Saito died in September, just two days after moving into a hospice it took months to find.

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"There are about 20 people on the waiting lists," Saito,... more
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Katsuo Saito holds a personal alarm button which can... more
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Mitsuru Niinuma, 69, who has terminal lung cancer,... more
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Doctor and founder of Yamato Clinic, Yuu Yasui (R),... more
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Mitsuru Niinuma, 69, who has terminal lung cancer,... more
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Yasuhiro Sato, 75, who has terminal lung cancer, rests... more
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Yuu Yasui, doctor and founder of Yamato Clinic, examines... more
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Audio tapes with recordings of Yasuhiro Sato singing... more
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Yuu Yasui, doctor and founder of Yamato Clinic, visits... more
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A watch that Yasuhiro Sato wore until his death is... more
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Katsuo Saito's old family photographs are displayed... more
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Yasuda Toyoko, 95, who has stomach cancer and dementia,... more
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Yasuda Toyoko, 95, who has stomach cancer and dementia,... more
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A banner featuring tips for staying healthy hangs on... more
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Yasuhiro Sato's breakfast sits on a tray at his home... more
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Yamato Clinic's doctor Shima Onodera examines Yasuhiro... more
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Yasuhiro Sato, 75, who has terminal lung cancer, grimaces... more
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Yamato Clinic's doctor Sayaka Ogasawara touches Yasuhiro... more
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An undertaker from a funeral company bows to Yasuhiro... more
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Graves for those who don't have family members including... more
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