Jun 1, 2016

1948 robbery-mass murder still far from being solved

On Jan. 26, 1948, a man claiming to be a public health official walked into a branch of Teikoku Ginko (Imperial Bank) in Tokyo’s Shiinamachi district and told 16 clerks and customers dysentery had broken out in the neighborhood. He told them to drink ...

Dec 4, 2013

Court calls end to plea seeking 'Teigin' retrial

The Tokyo High Court will drop the retrial plea for the late Sadamichi Hirasawa, who was condemned over the infamous 1948 “Teigin Incident” murder case, because his adopted son, who was pursuing the appeal, died in October. Takehiko Hirasawa, who had filed the plea, ...