• SHARE

A Tokyo investigator in the high-profile case of missing Briton Lucie Blackman has dismissed criticism that police have detained the wrong man in trying to discover her whereabouts.

“We have seized a number of videotapes that were privately taken by Joji Obara showing him committing obscene acts with more than 50 women,” the investigator said. Even if Obara has nothing to do with the Blackman case, he said, these other cases “are worth investigating.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

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.

SUBSCRIBE NOW