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A 14-year-old boy spends more than six years in a medical reformatory after killing two school children in Kobe in 1997. He is released on parole in 2004.

An 11-year-old girl is sentenced to two years of confinement at a state-run facility for girls in Tochigi Prefecture after killing her classmate in Sasebo in 2004. Her sentence is extended until 2008.

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