KOBE — A 15-year-old boy who was sent to a correctional facility for killing two children and assaulting three others was allowed March 13 to graduate from his junior high school in Kobe.

The boy, then 14, was arrested June 28 last year over the slaying of 11-year-old Jun Hase in Kobe on May 24. The boy, who cannot be named, beheaded Hase the following day and placed his decapitated head at the gate of Tomogaoka Junior High School, where he was a student.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.