Tag - stabbings



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2016
Knife attack leaves 19 dead, 25 hurt at Kanagawa care facility
A knife-wielding man goes on a rampage at a care facility for people with disabilities in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, killing at least 19 people and wounding 25 others.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2014
Kashiwa stabbing suspect's identity: 'celeb NEET'
The 24-year-old suspect in the murder of a man on a street in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday is believed to have posted a profile online in which he identified himself as a "celeb NEET," meaning a celebrity without a job, according to local online news site J-Cast News.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2014
Police hunt for killer in Kashiwa
Police launch a robbery and murder investigation after one man is stabbed to death and three others are assaulted and robbed on streets in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2012
Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa says he has no qualms about executions
The three executions Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa approved March 29 ended a 20-month spell during which no death-row inmates were hanged.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2012
Three hanged in first executions in Japan since 2010
Three inmates were hanged Thursday, in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, in the country's first executions since July 2010.
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.
Jun 30, 2010
Hiroshima Mazda rampage suspect said he would top Akihabara massacre
The former temporary worker at Mazda Motor Corp. arrested last week for killing one of the company's employees and injuring 11 others by hitting them with a car at the firm's Hiroshima plant complex, boasted of outdoing the 2008 massacre in Tokyo's Akihabara district, a friend said.
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.
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.
Jul 12, 2008
Shimonoseki mass killer's death penalty stands
The Supreme Court turned down an appeal Friday by a 44-year-old man who had been sentenced to death for a vehicle and stabbing rampage in 1999 at a train station in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, that killed five people and left 10 others wounded.
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.'
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2008
Man goes on stabbing rampage outside mall in Ibaraki Prefecture, killing one and injuring seven
A man wanted by police for murder went on a stabbing spree outside a shopping mall in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday, killing one man and injuring seven other people, police said.
Japan Times
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 ruling did not assign responsibility to the man's parents...
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.
Nov 2, 2004
Shimonoseki mass murderer told to pay damages
A convicted murderer was ordered Monday to pay a total of 160 million yen in compensation to relatives of people he killed and others he wounded during a stabbing spree in 1999.
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.
Sep 8, 1999
Knife-wielding man kills two in Ikebukuro
A knife- and hammer-wielding man went on a rampage in a shopping district in Tokyo's Toshima Ward Wednesday, killing two women and injuring six others, police said.


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