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Drive-thru funerals let you say goodbye in 3 minutes

Family members can confirm the mourners' visit on monitors

A drive-thru mourner makes his incense offering at a new funeral home in Nagano Prefecture.   © Kyodo

NAGANO, Japan -- Japan's first funeral home equipped with a drive-thru incense offering option has opened in Ueada, Nagano Prefecture, allowing busy mourners to pay their respects to the dead, in three minutes. 

Mourners in cars pull up next to the drive-thru window, use a tablet to register their names and addresses. They then hand over condolence money to a staff member and offer incense.

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