• Kyodo


The parents of a Tokyo high school student murdered in 2015 protested a tweet by a Tokyo High Court judge Tuesday that said she was “mercilessly murdered” by a man who has “a propensity to be sexually aroused” at the sight of a woman being strangled.

In a written petition to the high court, the parents of Kana Iwase, 17 at the time of the murder, demanded punishment for the 51-year-old judge, Kiichi Okaguchi, saying his Dec. 15 tweet from his personal account, which has since been deleted, was inconsiderate and lacking in respect for the victim.

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