New ‘Yahoo Ending’ service lets users in Japan prepare for the inevitable

By Anna Fifield, July 21, 2014

TOKYO — In Japan, preparing for major events in life has become an institution. So much so that there’s a whole preparation vocabulary: There’s “shukatsu,” for when you’re looking for a job; “konkatsu,” for when you’re looking to get married; and “ninkatsu,” for when you’re hoping to get pregnant.

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