Source: AsiaWire (via Mail Online)
His apartment was taken over by his collection.
“It was unclear if Joji had suffered a heart attack and fallen into the stacks of magazines which had then fallen on top of him, or whether he had been crushed by the mass of paper.”
Indeed, even if Joji had been alive when the magazines fell on him, he would eventually have suffocated.
What’s even more tragic is the fact that Joji’s death was only discovered six months after his death. The landlord had been wondering why he was no longer paying rent. So he opened Joji’s apartment.