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    Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years

    Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years


    He was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo - but when officials went to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday, they uncovered mummified skeletal remains lying in his bed.

    Mr Kato may have been dead for 30 years according to Japanese authorities.

    They grew suspicious when they went to honour Mr Kato at his address in Adachi ward, but his granddaughter told them he "doesn't want to see anybody".

    Police are now investigating the family on possible fraud charges.


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    His family must have known he has been dead all these years... it's so eerie”
    Welfare officials had tried to meet Mr Kato since early this year. But when they went to visit, family members repeatedly chased them away, according to Tomoko Iwamatsu, an Adachi ward official.

    Authorities grew suspicious and sought an investigation by police, who forced their way into the house on Wednesday.

    They discovered a mummified body, believed to be Kato, lying in his bed, wearing underwear and pyjamas, covered with a blanket.

    Mr Kato's relatives told police that he had "confined himself in his room more than 30 years ago and became a living Buddha," according to a report by Jiji Press.

    But the family had received 9.5 million yen ($109,000) in widower's pension payments via Mr Kato's bank account since his wife died six years ago, and some of the money had recently been withdrawn.

    The pension fund had long been unable to contact Mr Kato.

    "His family must have known he has been dead all these years and acted as if nothing happened. It's so eerie," said Yutaka Muroi, a Tokyo metropolitan welfare official.


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    That kind of funny shit is something I would expect Thais to do.

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    Nonsense.

    The Thai authorities would go along with it for half the pension amount.

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    Surprised he still wasn't hunched over his desk in the back corner of the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Surprised he still wasn't hunched over his desk in the back corner of the office.
    exactly. and at home they would have found his wife suspended from the ceiling tied up in one of those weird Bondeji things

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    They discovered a mummified body, believed to be Kato, lying in his bed, wearing underwear and pyjamas, covered with a blanket.
    The gf likes a good lie in but this bloke puts her efforts in the shade. I'll read it to her ...in bed. She'll either go green with envy or putrification....whichever comes first.

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