Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2013
Mental health courts seek to treat, rather than jail
The charge was stealing a tow truck. The defendant was a baby-faced 27-year-old in shorts and a Chicago Bulls jersey. His hair was slightly matted, wrists cuffed in front, hands clutching a brown paper bag, demeanor slackened by anti-psychotic medications.
Sep 9, 2011
Beating the midlife blues
Are you feeling down about middle age? Do you find yourself thinking that time is hurtling and you'll never reach your goals — or, perhaps more distressingly, that they don't even fit who you are anymore?
Japan Times
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.
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.
Jan 28, 2010
Victim of Akihabara rampage reaches out to defendant
Until June 8, 2008, Hiroshi Yuasa led an ordinary life, one of thousands of taxi drivers who work Tokyo's streets. But just after noon on that rainy Sunday, as shoppers thronged the streets of Akihabara, he witnessed an event that changed everything.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2008
Society's role in Kato's crime
'The clicking sound of my cell phone echoes emptily in my room. . . . If only I had a girlfriend, I wouldn't have to live so miserably.'
Jun 9, 2001
Eight dead in school stabbing spree
A knife-wielding man stormed into an elementary school Friday morning in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, and fatally stabbed eight children and wounded 15 others before he was subdued, police said.
Dec 22, 1999
Ikebukuro and Shimonoseki killers are insane, lawyers argue in separate cases
Lawyers for Hiroshi Zota, who went on a rampage in September on a street in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, killing two people and injuring eight others, claimed Wednesday that their client was probably insane at that time.


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