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Middle-aged Japanese man’s 6-tonne porn mag collection collapses on top of him, crushing him to death; body not found for 6 months

04 Mar

Porn is bad for you, spiritually.

But sometimes it’s even deadly, literally.

Here’s one such case:

A lonely Japanese man who amassed more than six tons of porn died when a huge pile of magazines fell on top of him.

And even more tragically, the man’s body was only discovered six months later when the landlord entered the flat to find out why the rent had not been paid.

The man’s lowly death was revealed by a member of the cleaning team, who said his company had been hired to remove the magazines discreetly in a way that would not be noticed by neighbours and the man’s family to save them from the shame.

He said that the dead man, a 50-year-old former carmaker identified only by the name Joji, had died buried underneath under a pile of the pornographic magazines.

It was unclear if he had suffered a heart attack and fallen into the stacks of magazines which had then fallen on top of him, or whether he had been crushed by the mass of paper.

But the cleaner said that if he was still conscious, the paper would probably have muffled his cries.

Every space in the flat was filled with piles of magazines, which also stacked on tables and on shelves.

There were also clippings from erotic magazines where it appeared the man had cut out his favourite articles, and thrown away the rest of the magazine.

Despite his trimming, at the time of his death the collection weighed in at six metric tons (13,228 pounds).

So now his family not only now have the grief of mourning their loved one, but also the embarrassment of this becoming known worldwide.

Oh well. At least his life and death can be an object lesson in how not to live, for men everywhere to heed.

Sayonara, dude.

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15 responses to “Middle-aged Japanese man’s 6-tonne porn mag collection collapses on top of him, crushing him to death; body not found for 6 months

  1. Socially Extinct

    March 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    This begs for a hashtag.

    #OnlyInJapan

     
    • Will S.

      March 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Indeed! 🙂

       
    • Will S.

      March 4, 2017 at 10:02 am

      And another:

      #WaxOnWaxoff 😉

       
  2. Colby Wilson

    March 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

    If no one knew he was dead for six months, I seriously doubt there was any family or friends mourning his death.

     
    • Will S.

      March 4, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Yeah, you’re probably right.

      No wonder he didn’t feel embarrassed at the prospect of, had he died a normal death, all the stuff being removed from his place and it being known, then.

       
  3. Post Alley Crackpot

    March 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Great Mother of God …

    I loaded an international shipping container with all of my worldly belongings coming out of a three-bedroom house and it only came up to 5300 kg.

    How do you even store that much pråwn?

    Well, I suppose the answer is that you don’t, at least not safely …

     
    • Will S.

      March 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      If the guy were any younger, his stash would likely have been digital, and he’d still be alive today…

      I once, back in the late 80s, spent a night at the son of a couple who owned a bed and breakfast, because they had overbooked my parents and I and some others. So after okaying it with him, they had me stay at his place, because he had space for a cot in his kitchen.

      He was a garbageman, and he had saved every porn mag, video, etc. that he’d come across; his house was full; he had enough to open an ‘adult store’ and have a complete, full inventory (I think that was his plan, eventually). As a mid-teenager, I’d not seen much porn before then, but I stayed up all night marvelling at his collection, gawking at all of it.

      I could see that guy being crushed to death by his collection.

       
  4. infowarrior1

    March 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Japan is a strange society they have problems with overwork and they originate alot of things like bodypillows and sex dolls. They have many of the problems of modernity.

     
    • Will S.

      March 4, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Yes. Anyone who thinks that Asian cultures are automatically all better than our own in such matters, must consider the counter-examples, esp. Japan.

       
  5. feeriker

    March 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Sad.

    My parents spent several months in Tokyo some years ago assisting some missionary friends there with mission finances. They said that they had never visited a First World nation so full of unhappy and lonely people. Based on their “war stories,” I get the impression that there are A WHOLE LOT MORE guys there just like this “Joji.”

     
    • Will S.

      March 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Alas, Japan is highly westernized, and that means they’ve absorbed much of our modern dysfunction; in fact, it sometimes seems, upon reading about Japanese ‘herbivores’ (metrosexual men who’ve resigned themselves to not marrying, and a life of video games, etc.) and Japanese young women with ‘boyfriend pillows’ to have an arm around them at night, as though relations between the sexes are even worse there than here in the North America.

       
      • infowarrior1

        March 6, 2017 at 7:12 am

        Corporate soullessness and chronic overwork taken to the extreme. Ugly modernist buildings. Japan seems like a spiritual desert.

        Its sad America imposed her system on her but also sadder that their former nationalism is toxic in their own way to necessitate the following response. Now they have to pay.

        Japanese people seem disinterested in their traditional culture by an large. Their aesthetic heritage is so rich but disappointing that they are not continuing that by and large.

        And this modernist nightmare is why their anime their stories and their video games are so often set in high school as if this is the last semblance of real life they will have.

         
      • Will S.

        March 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

        Great analysis; I concur.

         

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