I am now a certified relic liquidator.
There has never been a time when there has been so much attention paid to the job of “organizing belongings” as there is today.
With the rapid aging of Japan’s population and the transformation of the social structure represented by the nuclear family, there is a growing demand for the work of organizing people’s belongings.
In the past, the clearance of the deceased’s belongings, such as tidying, cleaning, and disposal of unnecessary items, was generally done by the bereaved family. However, in today’s lifestyle, the bereaved family cannot support the work alone in terms of time and manpower.
In response to this social background, the number of businesses that organize the remains of the deceased is increasing every year.
However, at this point in time, there are not a few companies that illegally dump unwanted items or charge unreasonably high fees due to the fact that the laws regarding the liquidation of belongings are not well established.
The Association of Certified Relic Conservators was established for the purpose of operating training courses for certified relic conservators and conducting certification examinations in order to promote the sound development of the industry, based on the principle of correcting the decline in morals that has accompanied the increase in the number of businesses and the social role of the relic consolidation industry.
It is estimated by the Cabinet Office that one in three men over 50 will be unmarried, and one in two elderly people will die alone.
In the future, the issue of isolated deaths will be the focus of much attention in the media, newspapers, books, etc., and will become an even greater social problem, and with the shift to nuclear families, the unmarried rate, and the super-aging society, the demand for organizing people’s belongings will increase dramatically.