A woman from Henan province makes around 200,000 yuan (over $28,000) a year just by crying at strangers’ funerals, which is reportedly considered an ancient tradition in China.
A kind cab driver from Singapore touched friends and fans of the late actor Aloysius Pang for offering free rides to and from the crematorium to send off the actor’s ashes.
On Tuesday, January 29, TV host and actress, Belinda Lee shared the heartwarming moment on her Instagram along with a picture of the cast of 2015 drama series, “Tiger Mum” starring Pang, along with Lee and Jayley Woo, according to AsiaOne.
Many friends and colleagues have gathered to say their farewells to one of the legends in the Japanese anime industry, Isao Takahata, with his close friend, Hayao Miyazaki, delivering an emotional eulogy and remembering the memorable moments they’ve spent together.
While speaking in front of friends and colleagues by the portrait of Takahata surrounded by thousands of flowers on Tuesday, Miyazaki shared the time when they had to ask the late co-founder of Studio Ghibli if he could stop his smoking habit and how he purposely smoked beside him after he quit.
A Taiwanese woman’s wedding tragically turned into her funeral when the bride-to-be was killed in an accident less than a week before the ceremony and the day before her 32nd birthday.
Prior to the accident, Ren An Ni had just left a hospital in Taiwan’s Taoyuan city after finishing her medical appointment. As the soon-to-be bride was making her way across a traffic junction, she was struck by the hospital’s shuttle bus as it was reversing. She died at the scene of the accident, according to AsiaOne.
A new viral video showing a white cat mourning its owner’s death and refusing to leave his grave during the funeral ceremony is bringing everyone to tears.
The clip was posted online by Facebook user Soffuan CZ from Langkawi, Malaysia. It has been viewed more than six million times since it was first uploaded on the social media platform on September 18.
Kankon Sousai Aichi Group funeral home is bringing drive-thru services to Japan, offering a quicker and more convenient way of paying respects to the dead.
The unique new drive-thru funeral service will open its doors in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, starting in December.
A skillful female Japanese undertaker recently bagged the top prize at a contest in Life Ending Industry EXPO 2017, Japan’s biggest funeral exhibition.
Rino Terai, a 23-year-old undertaker, defeated three other finalists in the contest on the ancient art of dressing the dead on Thursday, Reuters reported.
Robot priests are being prepped to conduct future funeral ceremonies in Japan, which could not only cut costs, but also help when no human priests are available.
Softbank’s multi-purpose robot, Pepper, has found its new calling as a priest, highlighting Tokyo’s Life Ending Industry Expo.
The funeral for 65-year-old Carol Tan Wong was interrupted by a stranger who made derogatory remarks about “incense at Asian churches” being the cause of her death.
On March 18 at a funeral home in Quincy, Massachusetts, Wong’s son, Adrian, delivered a eulogy for his mother, who he said wasn’t a smoker nor was she exposed to second-hand smoke.
Fifty scantily-clad women recently performed sexy dance moves along the streets of Chiayi county in Taiwan on Tuesday, not for a festival, but for a funeral of a local Taiwanese politician.