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A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday at the Osaka elementary school where a man killed eight children in a stabbing spree in 2001, with seven of the slain kids honored along with their peers.

On June 8, 2001, Mamoru Takuma entered Osaka Kyoiku University Ikeda Elementary School in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, and fatally stabbed eight pupils and wounded 13 other children and two teachers. Takuma was hanged in September 2004.

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