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Yahoo offers after-death message

Tuesday - 7/22/2014, 7:21am  ET

Yahoo Japan (Courtesy Yahoo)
Yahoo Japan asks people, "If today was the last day of your life, would you be ready for the journey?" (Courtesy Yahoo)

WASHINGTON -- There's a very fine line between the Internet -- and the afterlife.

Yahoo Japan is offering a new service called "Yahoo Ending" that sends an email to your loved ones -- from the grave.

Promotional videos show a grieving family sitting in a living room.

All of their phones suddenly beep.

They look down to see a message: "If you're reading this now, it means I've already left this world ... I had a really happy life thanks to you."

The service also deactivates your Yahoo account, deletes private documents and cancels automatic bill payments.

The Washington Post reports the service costs just $1.80 a month.

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