National Mar 12, 2013

Life term stands in Mazda rampage

Rejecting his appeal, the Hiroshima High Court on Monday upheld a life term for a man convicted of a 2010 driving rampage at a Mazda Motor Corp. complex in Hiroshima Prefecture that killed one employee and injured 11 others. Toshiaki Hikiji, 45, struck Hiroshi Hamada, ...

National Mar 10, 2012

Hiroshima Mazda rampage killer gets life

The Hiroshima District Court on Friday sentenced a man to life in prison as sought by prosecutors for a vehicular rampage at a Mazda Motor Corp. plant complex in Hiroshima Prefecture in 2010 that killed one employee and injured 11 others. Presiding Judge Koji Inaba ...

Partial guilty plea in Mazda rampage trial

National Jan 27, 2012

Partial guilty plea in Mazda rampage trial

A former seasonal worker at Mazda Motor Corp. pleaded guilty Thursday to hitting and injuring eight people with a car at a two-factory complex of the carmaker in Hiroshima Prefecture in 2010 but said he was innocent of the death of a man during ...

National Jun 24, 2010

Mazda attacker was on Akihabara wannabe?

A former Mazda Motor Corp. temporary worker arrested for killing one Mazda employee and injuring 10 others by hitting them with a car told investigators he tried to copy the 2008 murder spree in Tokyo's Akihabara district, investigative sources said Wednesday. Toshiaki Hikiji, 42, of ...

National Jun 23, 2010

Ex-temp worker runs down 11 at Mazda plant in Hiroshima

A former temporary worker at Mazda Motor Corp. hit 11 Mazda employees with a car Tuesday morning at the automaker's plant in the city of Hiroshima, killing one and injuring the others, police said. Toshiaki Hikiji, 42, of Hiroshima, was driving a Mazda Familia at ...

JR West not liable for Shimonoseki Station rampage

National Mar 14, 2006

JR West not liable for Shimonoseki Station rampage

The Hiroshima High Court on Monday raised the amount of damages to be paid by a man sentenced to death for murdering five people and injuring 10 others in a 1999 rampage at JR Shimonoseki Station in Yamaguchi Prefecture, but following a lower court ...

National Jun 29, 2005

Death penalty stands for man in 1999 train station rampage

The Hiroshima High Court upheld the death penalty Tuesday for a 41-year-old man who killed five people and injured 10 others when he plowed a car into a train station in 1999 and stabbed commuters. Presiding Judge Toshikazu Obuchi determined Yasuaki Uwabe was mentally competent ...