• Kyodo


In a move certain to stir controversy over the protection of the rights of minors, a weekly magazine has published the real name and youth photo of a man who, as a teen in 1997, killed two children in Kobe.

The article, published in Monday’s issue of the Shukan Post, details how the man, now 32 and known as Seito Sakakibara, committed his crimes and his current state of mind. The article is accompanied with an analysis by crime experts.

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