"A depressing combination of Filofax, family solicitor and awkward deathbed conversation with the children, the 64-page notebook is a personal organiser for Japanese who feel their demise, however distant, is in sight. With more than 10m octogenarians, the country is not short of people reaching that conclusion.
In the Japanese way, Living & Ending is punctuated with cutesy cartoons, cheerful fonts and other devices to soften the tone of a book that helps you set out your life in preparation for its extinction. The message is coy but clear: get your affairs in order while you still have your marbles, Gran, and spare your offspring the torment of guessing your Pin numbers, where you keep your bank book, what you want on your headstone and whether you and the dog have insurance. There is even a family tree to fill in, to make it easier to work out who to disinherit."
from ft.com, 11.15.2015