Family of three die from apparent starvation in Japan

Discovery raises questions over the official response to rising poverty levels among the elderly and the unemployed in Japan Authorities in Japan are under pressure to explain how three members of the same family were allowed to die of apparent starvation, after their bodies were discovered two months after their deaths. Police found the bodies of a couple believed to be in their 60s and their son, thought to be in his 30s, at their apartment in Saitama, ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Feb 24, 2012 - 4:56 AM PST
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Edited by: Pamela Hogle - Feb 24, 2012 - 8:59 AM PST

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