Akihabara marks 10 years since deadly stabbing rampage

National Jun 8, 2018

Akihabara marks 10 years since deadly stabbing rampage

Tokyo's Akihabara district, a popular spot for Japanese subcultures, on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of a stabbing rampage that killed seven and injured 10 others. A stand for flower offerings was set up near the intersection where Tomohiro Kato, a 35-year-old former temporary worker ...

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, ...

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 ...

Society's role in Kato's crime

Issues | THE ZEIT GIST Jul 1, 2008

Society's role in Kato's crime

by Jenny Uechi

'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.' The thousands of messages posted online by Tomohiro Kato reveal the loneliness that haunted him in the ...

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 ...