• Kyodo


A man pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering a passenger and trying to kill two others in a random knife attack on a shinkansen last year.

According to the indictment, Ichiro Kojima, 23, seriously wounded two women in their 20s with a machete on the Nozomi 265 train en route from Tokyo to Osaka on the evening of June 9, 2018. He also used a knife and machete to fatally stab Kotaro Umeda, 38, who intervened in the attack against the women.

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