• Kyodo


Bereaved families and local officials on Monday remembered the victims of a stabbing rampage at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo five years ago that became one of Japan’s worst mass murders.

Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa and Kazuma Otsuki, who heads a group formed by the families of victims, offered flowers at a memorial on the grounds of Tsukui Yamayuri En, where a former employee killed 19 residents and injured 24 others on July 26, 2016. Two employees were also hurt.

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