• JIJI, Kyodo


The mother of a woman killed in the 2016 attack on a care home in eastern Japan for people with intellectual disabilities disclosed the name of her then-19-year-old daughter before the trial of the accused in the case began Wednesday.

In the trial, victims are described using terms such as “Ko” and “Otsu,” the Japanese equivalents to “A” and “B,” out of consideration for the victims and their family members.

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