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This is the printed version of a blog written by the “Service Captain” whose job is to provide “abnormal cleaning services” – in other words, the cleaning and disposal of dead bodies and their possessions. What were the life stories behind the deaths the author cleaned up after in modern Japanese society, where more and more people die from suicide and kodokushi (dying alone) each year? This inspirational account will make you think about what it means to live.


About the Author

Service Captain

Service Captain is a staff member at Human Care Co., Ltd., who updates his own blog under this screen name. He has been handling the disposal of dead bodies from 1992, and is now in charge of cleaning. His articles not included in this book are all available on his blog.

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