A week after a mass stabbing in Kawasaki, mourners continued to offer prayers and flowers on Tuesday at the scene where a schoolgirl and 39-year-old father were killed.

In the attack on the morning of May 28, Hanako Kuribayashi, an 11-year-old Caritas Elementary School student, and Satoshi Oyama, a Foreign Ministry official and father of another girl who attends the school, were stabbed and killed. Eighteen others, mostly students awaiting school buses, were also injured.

"Even after a week, my painful feelings remain the same," said local resident Yukiko Iwasaki, 48, after offering prayers at the site.