We love any news story that includes "mummified skeletal remains." So this story about Tokyo's oldest man is a real treat. Turns out that he's been dead for 30 years, during which time he became a mummy.
Mr Kato may have been dead for 30 years according to Japanese authorities.
Apparently this was some sort of real-life Weekend at Bernie's situation: The family was pretending Kato was alive so as to collect over $100,000 in pension payments.
A Tokyo metropolitan welfare official told the BBC "It's so eerie." Which is probably in line for understatement of the century. This guy was a mummy!