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Thanks for the memories -- Businessman hosts his 'own funeral'

Cancer-stricken but smiling, former Komatsu president says final goodbye

Former Komatsu President Satoru Anzaki attends a news conference after his "funeral." (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- With all the flowers and teary eyes, Monday's send-off for Satoru Anzaki looked just like any other funeral -- with one somewhat conspicuous difference.

Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the former president of construction machinery maker Komatsu decided to host one last party.

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