Battle To The Deaths

Kelly, Tim
November 2006
Forbes Asia;11/13/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 19, p86
The article reports on the state of the unregulated funeral industry in Japan. For former Tokyo wedding planner Takayuki Nakagawa, deciding to switch to the funeral business was easy. The funeral business is a rare free market. John Kamm, Japan's only U.S. funeral director, is more talkative about the darker side of the funeral business. For help Kamm turned to Jetro, the government agency that promotes foreign investment in Japan and that helped advise him when he first set up his business.


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