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STABBINGS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2020
Japan court finalizes man's life sentence over shinkansen knife rampage
An indefinite prison term sentence given to a 24-year-old man over a fatal random knife attack aboard a shinkansen in 2018 was finalized Tuesday after the ruling was not appealed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2019
Suspect to admit in court to mass murder at Sagamihara disabled care home
A man accused of killing 19 residents and injuring dozens more at a care home for people with mental disabilities in Kanagawa Prefecture in 2016 said Monday he will admit to charges of murder and attempted murder at his trial, which is slated to begin in January.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 18, 2019
Tokyo-Osaka shinkansen killer gets his wish — a life sentence
A court Wednesday sentenced a man to life in prison over a random knife attack aboard a shinkansen last year that killed one passenger and injured two others.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 16, 2019
Former top ministry official sentenced to six year term for son's murder
Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, had admitted to the slaying, saying his 44-year-old son was a social recluse capable of committing violent acts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2019
Man accused of 2016 mass murder at Sagamihara care home to plead not guilty at trial
The suspect's defense team plans to argue he was mentally incompetent due to marijuana and other drugs when he stabbed the 19 mentally disabled residents at Tsukui Yamayuri En.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 18, 2019
Suspect arrested over slaying of 20-year-old Niigata woman
Police arrested a man wanted over the slaying of a 20-year-old woman in the city of Niigata.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 16, 2019
Arrest warrant issued for man over fatal stabbing of woman in Niigata
The Niigata Prefectural Police on Saturday obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted in the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old woman in a busy nightlife area in the city of Niigata.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2019
Case of Aomori boy who confessed to slashing girl's throat sent to prosecutors for attempted murder
Several knives were found in a bag he was believed to be carrying at the time of Tuesday's incident, investigative sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2019
14-year-old boy confesses to slashing schoolgirl's throat in northeastern Japan
The suspect told police in Aomori Prefecture that he “intended to kill” the sixth-grader. “It didn't matter who it was,” the boy was quoted as saying.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2019
Cambodian court convicts two Japanese in murder of taxi driver
Two Japanese men in their 20s were convicted Thursday in the murder of a taxi driver in Cambodia's northwestern province of Siem Reap earlier this year and sentenced to at least a decade in prison.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 26, 2019
Ibaraki boy who survived knife attack says his parents' masked killer acted alone
According to the sources, the police believe the assailant entered the house intending to commit murder, as none of the rooms were ransacked.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2019
Police end probe of Kawasaki stabbing rampage with motive still a mystery
Police on Monday formally ended their investigation of a man who went on a fatal stabbing rampage in Kawasaki earlier this year targeting schoolchildren before killing himself.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 10, 2019
Two men injured in separate stabbings in Yokohama; one suspect arrested
An unemployed man is arrested after two men — a parcel deliveryman and a public servant — are stabbed on the street in Yokohama.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 9, 2019
Man stabs three nurses, policeman at hospital in Shikoku
A Shikoku man stabbed three nurses and a policeman Friday at a hospital in Ehime Prefecture before being subdued, local police said, adding that the victims were being treated and remained conscious.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2019
Alleged Sagamihara killer won't claim lack of criminal responsibility in forthcoming trial
Satoshi Uematsu, accused of the 2016 massacre at a care home for people with mental disabilities in Kanagawa Prefecture, has said he will not claim that he is too mentally incompetent to take responsibility for the attack in his upcoming trial.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2019
Police hunt for suspect after boy, 17, stabbed at Saitama home
A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed early Tuesday at his home in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, by a suspected intruder, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 3, 2019
Osaka police stabbing suspect to undergo psychiatric testing
A court on Tuesday granted a request from prosecutors to hold a man, suspected of stabbing a police officer in Osaka Prefecture, in custody through October for psychiatric testing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 25, 2019
Man arrested after two men die in Nagoya stabbing incident
Two men have died after a man attacked them with a knife in Nagoya on Monday night, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 17, 2019
Stabbing of Osaka police officer prompts stepped-up security ahead of G20 summit
Yujiro Iimori, 33, is alleged to have stabbed the officer with a knife at a police box in the city of Suita, Osaka Prefecture, before fleeing with his pistol.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Jun 17, 2019
A year after stabbing, Japan's shinkansen wrestle with balance between safety and convenience
A year after a knife attack on a bullet train left one passenger dead and two wounded, authorities and railways are trying to take steps — especially visible ones — to prevent similar crimes.

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