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Japan on Tuesday executed a man convicted of killing seven people and injuring 10 others in a vehicle and stabbing rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district in 2008, the Justice Ministry said.

Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa said Tomohiro Kato, 39, had undertaken "meticulous preparation" for the attack and displayed a "strong intent to kill."

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