Death is placed beyond the veil. There is even no dog carcass on the street. With life prolonging measures, it became difficult to be present at people's "deathbed." Although death comes after life, death is screened. The biologist says that we should not give death special treatment, but keep the natural cycle that bodies are pecked at by birds and "return to the soil" in mind. From "Do In Moderation."
"January 31 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"