Hikikomori Kept Mother’s Corpse in Bag “To Buy Plamo”


A man living as a hikikomori hermit for the past 30 years has been arrested after it transpired he had hid his mother’s corpse for 3 years so he could use her pension to steal $80,000 to fund his plamo hobby.

The corpse of the man’s 80-year-old mother was discovered in the kitchen of their Nagoya home, sealed in a vacuum bag for storing futons. Her death is not thought to be suspicious in nature.

She had died 3 years ago, but her 60-year-old son, who had been living as a jobless hikikomori for the past 30 years, hid her death from the authorities so he could fraudulently claim her pension.

In this fashion he succeeded in pilfering from $80,000 to $110,000 – aided by the fact the funds were transferred straight to his account.

Her corpse, still in its bag, was eventually discovered hidden on a kitchen shelf.

Explaining the crime, he made reference to the fact he was a jobless parasite dependent on his mother:

“My mother’s pension was my only source of income. I needed the money so I kept claiming her pension after she died.

I used the money to cover my living costs, and to spend on my hobbies and buy plamo.”

He has been charged with fraud.

The case calls to mind similar incidents of pension fraud, where many of Japan’s oldest inhabitants were discovered to be nothing more than mummies which had been concealed from authorities in order for their relatives to claim their pensions.

It also highlights a major concern about Japan’s population of hikikomori – what exactly happens to them when their parents die and they are left alone with nobody to scrounge from?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by flood
    21:13 02/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    ( ゚Д゚) .........


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    Comment by TNinja
    02:09 03/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Damn Japan u scary.

    Do you still want children now?

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    Comment by JD
    15:31 27/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't think the same doesn't happen everywhere else too

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    02:04 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, after so many years that body melted inside that bag for sure... the most smelly japanese soup ever done O_o

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    Comment by Hayate
    02:40 03/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    guess thats called miso soup there, using a superb fermentation...

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    03:06 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice catch Hayate, thaks, that's was I talking about "miso". To that's a granny miso YUCK

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    30 years? Wow dude, win.

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    07:50 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yup the bastage is win!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:52 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Wow a hikikomori for 30 years!? The man is the definition of hermit.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    19:58 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If it ain't broke...

    Comment by Envoy Loves You
    21:28 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A hermit saint and monk :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:46 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is basically that if you're jobless for a certain amount of time ~especially in Japan~ then it's much harder to get a job.
    So it's not like he has much of a choice, anymore.

    Also, it's funny you you think he'd be fat.
    There are NO fat japs.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    01:58 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Hard not to be fat if he hasn't done any real work for the last 3 decades and also almost never leaves his house...

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    Comment by Canadane
    19:52 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And now prison will take care of him.
    Who needs a job? Freedom within prison!

    20:05 02/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    He will go crazy with no plamo's.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    20:07 02/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    In prison, he becomes the plamo.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    10:33 03/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    No Plamo no Life

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You do realize that he's 60 years old?

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    Comment by Neonie
    07:23 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Foreign prisons don't work like that, only in the U.S. do dudes fuck each other in the shower.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    03:41 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You all say that as if you imagine he's someone who's actually worth screwing in prison. Even prisoners have their choice of who to fuck in the shower.

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    Comment by santosu
    20:18 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the plamo in the prison seems not bad at all.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    02:05 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Well one thing it's for sure; prision will improve his sexual life ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean he's not crazy already?

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    Comment by sparez
    19:58 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    put him in a uk prison nd he'll luv it, hell its like a hotel than a prison

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    Comment by Lunatique
    19:48 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Well I can't really blame him. If she was already dead and he doesn't have any source of income, it was the only way to survive...

    I know, everybody thinks it's bad, I know it, but I still understand him.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    20:27 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's depressing, and it's disrespectful, but it's not really harmful to anyone.
    People can and have done much worse things to ensure their survival.

    I pity his circumstances, mostly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    in the same boat, aniki-sama?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:59 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Off to buy a vacuum bag for storing futons... Maybe I'll ask my mother to get it since I can't really leave my room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    @ Aniki-Sama That kind of thinking is WRONG. By the age of 60 he SHOULD have gotten a job -.-' if not he just failed in life. And if he still didn't find a job till his mom died then wth? He thinks that a person's death is a fraud opportunity? Very nice. By the way even as a homeless fella you could still survive until you find yourself a workplace.

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    Comment by spoon
    00:03 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The mother didn't kick him out so she consented to his hikkikimori ways. He was a bastard certainly, but he wasn't really doing anything wrong. She choose societal status over the 'proper' upbringing of her son, so what can yah say?

    After her death, well what can you do? After 30+ years of hiding away from the world, you can't just turn a new leaf - it isn't that simple. You also gotta eat when you can, so who can blame him for committing fraud to survive.

    Not saying he shouldn't be held accountable for his actions though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who would hire a homeless Person ?
    Some people on Sankaku get dumber and dumber.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    02:02 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Anon 01:48 agree /w you once you fall into homeless, there is no return, you are as god as dead. The first thing ANY employer ask after your name is your ADRESS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I imagine he was probably taking care of her while they both lived on her income, by the time she was in her late 60's anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, people have to realise that Japan has no real unemployment compensation. And because it doesn't have that, it also doesn't have as effective government programs to help people back on their feet. And they don't check on pensions properly either.
    If one lives in Europe it's easy to say ‘Yuck! I would never to such a horrible thing!’ but that's only because of lack of familiarity with the local situation in Japan.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:12 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the US he probably would have become just another a welfare bum.
    Since Japan has no social safety net it is surprising that it's not like a third world country with beggars over running the streets and shanty towns.

    I'm not talking the occasional bum like you see in NYC but the situations you got in Rio or Mexico city.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the US he would have been living on the street.

    Comment by Anonymous

    So much fun to watch you Weeboos try to defend anything Japanese

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 03/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Nobody said about Japanese. Hikikimoris as they are called in Japan, are the same as any outcast in the world who live entirely like this for their lives, regardless of hobbies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    'try to defend anything Japanese'

    We're not defending him because he's Japanese.

    We're defending him because we feel that we are social outcasts, and we can sympathize with other social outcasts.

    In fairness, fraud does hurt people - this guy was taking money away from other folks who may have needed it just as much, if not more.

    But hunger is hunger, social isolation is crippling, and this guy is not evil.

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    Comment by Myballz
    03:56 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering what he did out of desperation and his economical situation of being too old to get a job he had no choice in the matter.

    He has to face the consequence of his actions even the body of his dead mother was sickening to hear about.

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    Comment by spoon
    00:05 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You gotta eat when you can.

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    Comment by fxc2
    20:12 02/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I first misread "Hikkikomori kept mother's corpse in bag to buy piano". I was like: "Damn, ain't that some sophisticated psycho hikki", while imagining him as some Hannibal Lecter type.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funniest comment I've seen for a long time

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    02:28 03/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Y'know, welfare is cheaper than jail, should just set it up for him... No, really, probably the trial alone would cost more than just setting him up some kind of welfare for a few years. Or, better yet, tweak the economy so even a basic job pays enough to live at least simply. So you can say "Time to get a JOB" and grumbling and whining he can sweep somewhere but still live inside with the rest of his toys.

    Japan, like the whole "West" is being leeched dry by "Welfare Bums" but they ain't jobless losers, they are the richest of the richest of the rich, kept that way by no labor laws, subsidized trade, outright tax gifts from corrupt politicians. They don't "Make" any money, they "Take" it by lowering wages, raising prices, outsourcing trade paid for by tax funding. They took the economy down the toilet to move from the 10 mansions and 15 yachts to the 15 mansions and 20 yachts, and they'll take the food from your mouth to go to 20 and 25.

    Collapse their "False Economies" and there will be a LOT of people able to find almost any job and make a living at it.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    03:05 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    For once you're right in the US it actually cost the less to send someone to a major university then it does to put them in a full custody prison.

    One of the biggest crimes perpetrated by the US government was making not just pot but hemp in general illegal.

    The environmental damage done was worse then all the SUVs in the world.
    The cost for locking people up for small drug offensives would have been enough to fund energy program and large space projects that would have removed the need to import energy.
    The very rich ie the special interests are the real cancer that is killing western civilization.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well after 30 years of Munchkinhousen syndrome treatment maybe thats just how it was supposed to be. How many of you are sitting there with burned out intestions, chained to the toilet and bearly enough strength to make it to the kitchen and back? Sounds like what was done to him and to m..

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    22:53 02/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    On the bright side, at least he wasn't the one who caused his mother's death like that one fatass bastard as what I expected after reading the title.

    Thank God despite I have no girlfriend and sorta determined to be a lifetime otaku, I won't be a hikikomori since I loath to stay at home doing nothing with no income.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:00 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's been some time since we had one of these stories.

    This one really is like welcome to the NHK.

    30 years that means he's been doing this since 1981.

    I thought hikikomori were a more recent phenomenon that started soon after the crash of 1990.

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