Year: 2004 Source: Bereavement Care, v.23, no.3, (Winter 2004), p.35-37 SIEC No: 20050157

The author describes the effects of secularization & technological change on traditional bereavement rituals in Japan. The high rate of Japanese suicide is described as a factor that has complicated traditional practices. Other factors are also examined, & resources for assisting the bereaved in Japan are identified. (2 refs)