Kato sentenced to hang over '08 Akihabara killing spree

National Mar 25, 2011

Kato sentenced to hang over '08 Akihabara killing spree

The Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced a temporary worker to hang for the deadly vehicular and stabbing rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district in 2008. Tomohiro Kato, 28, stood accused of running down five pedestrians, killing three and injuring two, with a truck in a ...

National Jul 28, 2010

Motive for Akihabara massacre hinted at

Tomohiro Kato told the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday that he was "fully responsible" for the 2008 vehicle and stabbing massacre in Tokyo's Akihabara district and said he had been harassed on a mobile phone bulletin board in the leadup to the attack. Kato, 27, ...

Seven killed and 10 injured in Akihabara stabbing spree

National Jun 9, 2008

Seven killed and 10 injured in Akihabara stabbing spree

Seven people died and 10 others were injured after a man hit pedestrians with a truck and then stabbed passersby Sunday in broad daylight on a street in Tokyo's busy Akihabara district. Police arrested the man, Tomohiro Kato from Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, on the street ...