Thursday, October 03, 2013

Space funeral an option for Japanese customers with new service


Picture: Burning incense at a cemetery plot


"Elysium Space is offering a service in Japan to send a portion of a persons cremated remains in a capsule that will circle the earth for several months for $AUS 2100...The cost of renting a burial plot and buying a headstone in Tokyo is about Y2.7 million (AUS$29,000) according to Japan Institute of Life Insurance"


Source: Space the final frontier for burials
by Kanoko Matsuyama
Bloomberg
Australian Financial Review
Thursday 3rd October 2013
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