Fukushima five years on: Searching for loved ones
Updated: 2016-03-11 10:46
Such tenacity can be partly explained by views of life and death widely held in Asia, experts say.
"Once dead, a body itself is often seen and treated as an object in the West," said Shinichi Niwa, adjunct professor of psychiatry at Fukushima Medical University's Aizu Medical Center.
"In Asia, there is a strong belief that one's spirit stays with the body and they are not separated," he said.