LIST OF DEFENDANTS WHO ARE UNDER 

 SENTENCE OF DEATH IN JAPAN

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Brief Statistics

(Updated December 13, 2013)




Jurisdiction

CURRENT Number OF PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH

Statistics

Originally sentenced 

to life imprisonment


SUPREME

 COURT


131


women = 6

minor at time of crime = 6

non-Japanese = 6

 (Chinese=5  Malaysian=1)

Originally Declared Innocent: 1

Supported by Amnesty International: 6


Aged:

 over 90 years = 2

over 80 years = 3



14

HIGH COURT

(below)


11


women=0

non-Japanese= 0

minor at time of crime =0


0

DISTRICT COURTS

(below)


12


women= 2

non-Japanese= 0

minor at time of crime = 1

X



TOTALS


154


women = 8

non-japanese= 6

minor at time of crime = 6

Originally Declared Innocent = 1


14




DEATH ROW: SUPREME COURT CONFIRMED SENTENCES

List of inmates whose sentences have been finalized by the Supreme Court. They are subject to strict confinement while awaiting execution. Most have applied for retrial. Since 1945, only 4 confirmed sentences have been overturned. Also salient is the high number of sentences which were raised to death from life imprisonment upon appeal of the prosecution. Of these, two-- Watanabe Kiyoshi and Kanekawa Hajime-- would have already been released upon serving 20 years. The case of Okunishi Masaru, originally found innocent, is a separate tragedy.


Name (last/first) 

 F=female

Place of Detention

Sentencing Dates & Court

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Retrial Status


Case Name

Date of Incident



Accused's D.O.B.

(if known)


Notes

Oda Nobuo 尾田信夫

 Fukuoka

70/11/12 Supreme Court

70/03/20 Fukuoka H.C

68/12/24 Fukuoka D.C.

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98/10/29 Supreme Court (Request for retrial denied.)

Kawabata-Cho

川端町事件

66/12/05

b. 1946


Aged 20 at time of crime. Denies the charges of arson as a cause of death. In its 98/10/29 decision, S.C. notes that part of the charges may be appealed. 


Okunishi Masaru

 奥西勝 

Nagoya

07/01/04 Special Protest Lodged with SC

06/12/26 Prosecution appeals and retrial is overturned. 

05/04/05 Nagoya HC grants seventh request for retrial.

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72/06/15 Supreme Court

69/09/10 Nagoya HC (Death)

64/12/23 Tsu DC (Not Guilty)



Nabari Poisoned 

Wine Case

名張事件

61/03/28



b. 1924


Declared  not guilty in first trial, sentenced to death in second. Has provided forensic evidence of innocence.


Supported by Amnesty International.


(More)


Ohama Shosan 

大濱松三

Tokyo

77/04/16 Withdraws appeal

75/10/20 Yokohama DC Odawara Branch


Piano Noise 

Murder Case

74/08/28

ピアノ騒音殺人事件


b. 1928 (age over 80)

Psychiatric examiner suggested a lesser sentence. Defendant withdrew appeal and death sentence was finalized.


Hakamada Iwao 

袴田巌 

Tokyo

80/11/19 SC

76/05/18 Tokyo HC 

68/09/11 Shizuoka DC


Hakamada Case

袴田事件

Stabbing murder of a family of four/arson

66/06/30

b. 1936

Insists on innocence. Cause celebre among wrongful arrests in Japan. Former ranked professional boxer. Strongly supported by many groups, and the subject of many  publications and documentaries.


Supported by Amnesty International.


[ More ]


Daidoji Shoji

大道寺将司  

Tokyo                                     


06/11/25 Retrial Rejected. Tokyo DC.

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87/03/24 SC

82/10/29 Tokyo HC

79/11/12 Tokyo DC 




Various Building Bombings

連続企業爆発事件

71/12--75/05


b. 48/06/05

Insists the charge of "complicity" is supra-judicial and wants to be extradited abroad. Has support magazine entitled "Kita Kobushi." Anti-hanging fund recently established by his late mother. Codefendant with Masunaga below. 


[ More ]


Masunaga Toshiaki 

益永利明   

Tokyo

06/11/25 Retrial Rejected

 (Tokyo DC)

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87/03/24 SC

82/10/29 Tokyo HC

79/11/12 Tokyo DC.



Various Building Bombings

連続企業爆発事件

71/12--75/05


b. 48/06/01



Original family name is Kataoka. Insists the charge of "complicity" is supra-judicial and wants to be extradited abroad. Has support newsletter entitled "Gomashio Tsushin."  Codefendant with Daidoji above.  


Hamada Takeshige 

浜田武重    

 Fukuoka

88/03/08 SC

84/06/19 Fukuoka HC

82/03/29 Fukuoka DC

00/06 Submits 4th retrial request


Triple Insurance Murders

3連続保険金殺人事件

78/03--79/05


b. 1927/03/10

(age over 80)

Refutes two out of three charges. Fourth appeal for retrial filed in June of 2000.


Watanabe Kiyoshi

 渡辺清 

Osaka

88/06/02 SC

78/05/30 Osaka HC Death

75/08/29 Osaka DC  L I.


Four Murders

4件殺人事件

67/04/24--73/03


b. 48/03/17

Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal.


Minor: Age 19 at time of first offense.


 Refutes two of the charges.  Has filed fifth request for retrial.


Ishida  Tomikura 

石田富蔵 

Tokyo

89/06/13 SC

82/12/23 Tokyo DC

80/01/30 Urawa DC

Retrial request underway.


Double  Women Murders

2女性殺人事件

73/08/04   & 74/09/13


b. 1921/11/13

(age over 90)

Voluntarily confessed to injury resulting in death in the first case, and was charged with the second murder. Denies the second charge.


Fujii Masayasu 

藤井政安 

Tokyo

89/10/13 SC

82/07/01 Tokyo HC

77/03/31 Tokyo DC


Koroshiya Multiple Murders

「殺し屋」連続

殺人事件


70/10--73/04


b. 42/02/23

Original family name was Sekiguchi.  Retrial request underway.



Kanekawa Hajime 

金川一 

 Fukuoka

90/04/03 SC

83/03/17 Fukuoka HC Death

82/06/14 Kumamoto DC Hachiyo Branch Life Imprisonment

Retrial request underway


Housewife Murder 

主婦殺人事件

79/09/11


b. 1950/07/07



Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal.


Denies the charges. Has support association and personal publication entitled "Tanabata Newsletter." Was convicted of murder in 1969 and released from prison in 1979. The murder occurred three months later. This case lacks any direct evidence.  Insists he is being held as a scapegoat.


Supported by Amnesty International.


Sasaki Tetsuya

 佐々木哲也 

Tokyo

92/01/31 SC

86/08/29 Tokyo HC

84/03/15 Chiba DC


Parent Killing Case

両親殺人事件

74/10/30

Insists on innocence. Publishes a support newsletter: "Itsuka jiketo no shita de." Retrial request underway.


Supported by Amnesty International.


Sakaguchi Hiroshi

 坂口弘

  Tokyo


93/02/19 SC

86/09/26 Tokyo HC

82/06/18 Tokyo DC



Red Army Activities

連合赤軍事件

71--72/02


b. 46/11/12


Considers the charge of complicity to be extra-judicial and has requested extradition abroad. Author of "Asama Sanso 1972," and other works. ( More )


12/06/27 Retrial Rejected SC



Ohmori Katsuhisa 

大森勝久 

Sapporo

07/03/19 Retrial Rejected

Sapporo DC

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94/07/15 SC

88/01/21 Sapporo HC

83/03/29 Sapporo DC


Hokkaido Govt Building  Bombing 

北海道庁爆破事件

76/03/02


b. 1949

Insists upon innocence.

[ More ]



Supported by Amnesty International.


Inokuma Takeo

 猪熊武夫

Tokyo

95/06/08 SC

88/12/15 Tokyo HC

87/07/06 Tokyo DC


Lake Yamanaka Multiple Murders 

山中湖連続殺人事件

84/10/11&25


b. 49.07.02

Co-defendant with Sawachi (above). Retrial request underway


Yamano Seijiro

山野静二郎

Osaka

96/10/ 25 SC

89/10/11 Osaka HC

85/07/22 Osaka DC 


Retrial request underway


Real Estate Co. Multiple Murders

不動産会社

連続殺人事件

82.03



b. 38/07/13

Insists both deaths were made in self-defense. Has English and French support sites.

Author of two books "Prayer from Death Row" and "Scream from Death Row." Has support newsletter entitled "Olive Tsushin" 


Ogoshi Hideaki 

大越英明

(Original family name was Akiyoshi.)

Fukuoka

97/09/11 SC

91/12/09 Fukuoka HC

85/05/31 Fukuoka DC (Izuka Branch)




Common Law Wife's Family Quadruple Murder

内妻一家4人

殺人事件

76/06/13


b.42/03/10 

Insists that his common law wife murdered three of the victims. Book about the case's disparities include "Akiyoshi Jiken." Retrial request underway


Kamimiya Masaharu 

神宮雅晴

(Previous family name was Hirota.)

Osaka

97/12/19 SC

93/04/30 Osaka HC

88/10/ 25 Osaka DC 



Robbery/Murder of an ex-police Officer

元警官強盗殺人事件

84.09.04

Insists on innocence. Retrial request underway


Fujinami Tomoko (F)

 藤波知子

(Previous family name was Miyazaki.)

Nagoya

07/03/24 Toyama DC

Retrial Request Dismissed.

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98/09/04 SC

92/03/31  Nagoya HC

88/02/09 Toyama DC


Toyama Nagano Double Women Murder

富山長野2女性

殺人事件

80.02.23 & 80.03.06

b. 1945


Insists the real culprit is someone else. 




Shibasaki Masakazu

柴嵜正一

Tokyo

98/09/04 SC

92/03/31 Nagoya HC

88/02/09 Toyama DC


Nakamurabashi Police Officer Double Murder

中村橋派出所2警官

殺人事件

89/05/16



Retrial request underway


Muramatsu Sei-ichiro

 村松誠一郎

Tokyo

98/10/08 SC

92/06/29 Tokyo HC

85/09/26 Urawa DC


Miyadai Case & others

宮代事件等

80/03/21

b. 56/0517

Insists upon innocence in the Miyadai Case. Retrial request underway.


Supported by Amnesty International.


Matsumoto Misao 

松本美佐雄

Tokyo

98/12/01 SC

94/09/29 Tokyo HC

93/08/24 Maebashi DC (Takasaki Branch)


Two Murders & Injury Resulting in  Death

2人殺人1人傷害致死

死体遺棄事件

90.12/91.07



b. 65/02/20 

Denies one of the murders. Insists the other was carried out with an accomplice. Retrial request underway


Takada Kazusaburo 

高田和三郎

Tokyo

99/02/25 SC

94/09/14 Tokyo HC

86/03/28 Urawa DC


Three Friend Murder Case

友人3人殺人事件


72/02--74/02


Insists the real murderer is someone else.


Nakamura (Kiyoshi) 

中村喜代司

(Previous family name was Matsui.) 

Tokyo

99/09/13 SC

95/10/06 Tokyo HC

94/11/09 Maebashi DC (Takasaki Branch)


Yasunaka Triple Family Murder

安中親子3人

殺人事件

84/02/13


Retrial request underway


Matsumoto Kenji 

松本健次

Osaka

00/04/04 SC

96/02/21 Osaka HC

93/09/17 Otsu DC


Double Murder & Robbery Case

2件強盗殺人事件

90.09.19

& 91.09



Was born with Minamata disease and is mentally retarded. His brother, assumed to be the main criminal, committed suicide after the event. Request for retrial filed.


Seki Teruhiko

関光彦

Tokyo

01/12/03 SC

96/07/02 Tokyo HC

98/08/08 Chiba DC


Ichikawa Quadruple Family Murder

市川一家4人

殺人事件

92/03/05

b. 73/01.30

Minor: Age 19 at time of the crime.


Chen Daiwei

陳代偉

Tokyo



02/06/11 SC

98/01/29 Tokyo HC

95/12/15 Tokyo DC








Pachinko Shop Robbery Murder Case

パチンコ店強盗

殺人事件

92/05/30




Chinese citizen. First non-permanent resident sentenced to death in post war period. Alleges the ringleader escaped overseas. Claims torture lead to confession and that interpretation was insufficient. Has newsletter "Ichijoh no Hikari."


He Li

Identical to Chen above

Co-defendant with Chen above.


Yokota Kenji

横田謙二

Tokyo

02/10/05 Withdraws Appeal

02/09/30 Tokyo HC

01/06/28 Saitama DC Life Imprisonment


Female Acquaintance Murders

知人女性殺人事件

99/01/09


Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal. Crime committed while on parole from a life sentence. Sentence confirmed after appeal is abandoned by defendant.


Won I-san (Malaysian)

黄奕善

Tokyo

04/04/19 SC

98/03/26 Tokyo HC

96/07/19 Tokyo DC


Double Robbery & Murder Case

連続強盗殺人事件

93/10/27 

93/12.20


Malaysian Citizen. Assumed ringleader and alleged accomplice Yamashita is appealing to Supreme Court. Denies complicity in murder and robbery. Medical treatment during trial was problematic.

Okazaki Shigeo

岡崎茂男

Sendai

04/06/25 SC

98/03/17 Sendai HC

95/01/27 Fukushima DC


Chiba Fukushima Iwate Kidnap Murder Case

千葉福島岩手誘拐

殺人事件

86/07  89/07  91/05


Three people sentenced to death for 2 victims. (Two accomplices died in prison).


Okamoto Keizo

岡本啓三

(Previous name was Kawamura)

Osaka

04/09/13 SC

99/03/05 Osaka HC

95/03/23 Osaka DC


Cosmo Research Murder Case

コスモ・リサーチ

殺人事件

88/01/29




Suemori Hiroya

末森博也

Osaka

04/09/13 SC

99/03/05 Osaka HC

95/03/23 Osaka DC

Cosmo Research Murder Case

コスモ・リサーチ

殺人事件

88/01/29



Kurayoshi Masataka

倉吉政隆

Fukuoka

04/12/02 SC

00/06/29 Fukuoka HC

99/03/25 Fukuoka DC


Man and Woman Double Murder 

男女殺人事件

95/04




Morimoto Nobuyuki

森本信之

(Previous name was Sawamoto.)

Nagoya

04/12/14 SC

01/05/14 Nagoya HC

00/03/01 Tsu DC


Filipina Double Murder Case

フィリピン2人

女性殺人事件

98/12


Of the three accomplices, one died during proceedings, the other's sentence was reduced to life by the high court.


Manaka Hiromi

間中博巳

Tokyo

05/01/27 SC

01/05/01 Tokyo DC

94/07/06 Miyabe DC



Classmate Double Murders

同級生2人殺人事件

89/08--09




Nishikawa Masakatsu

西川正勝

Original Name was Kaneda.

Osaka

05/06/07 SC

01/06/20 Osaka HC

95/09/11 Osaka DC


Night Club Double Women Murder.

スナックママ連続

殺人事件

1991.12


Original Name was Kaneda.



Kamata Yasutoshi

鎌田安利

Osaka

05/07/08 SC

01/03/27 Osaka HC

99/03/24 Osaka DC


Osaka Multiple Dismemberment Cases

大阪連続バラバラ

殺人事件

1985〜1994



Takanezawa Tomoaki

高根沢智明

Tokyo

06/06/06 SC

05/07/13 Appeal Dropped

04/03/26 Saitama DC


Gumma Pachinko Parlor Double Murder

群馬パチンコ店人

殺人事件

2003/02/04

Sentence finalized after defendant abandoned appeal.


06/06/06 Attorney's special protest overruled.


Shimoyama Shinichi

下山信一

(Original name was Matsuzawa)

Tokyo

05/09/16 SC

01/05/30 Tokyo HC

98/05/26 Tokyo DC


Financial Co. Triple Murders

金融業者ら3人

殺人事件

93/10/12


Codefendant with Won I-san above. Insists the crime was not planned. 


Horie Yoshio

堀江守男

Sendai

05/09/26 Sendai DC

91/03/29 Sendai HC

05/09/26 SC


Elderly Couple Murder Case

老夫婦殺人事件

1986/02/20

Defendant's psychological condition is in dispute


Ueda Yoshinori

上田宜範

Osaka

05/12/15 SC

01/03/15 Osaka HC

98/03/20 Osaka DC




Osaka Dog Lover's Multiple Murder Case (x5)

大阪愛犬家

連続殺人事件

1992〜93


Maintains innocence. Insists confessions were the result of police violence.


Tanaka Atsuhiko

田中 敦彦

Previous name was Hisahori

Osaka

06/02/14 SC

01/12/25 Osaka HC 

00/03/16 Osaka DC L.I.


Murder of 2 Right Wing Leaders

右翼幹部ら2人

殺人事件

92/02    94/04

Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal.




Yamaguchi Morio

 山口益生

Nagoya

06/02/24 SC

01/06/14 Nagoya HC Death

99/06/23 Tsu DC 

Life Imp


97/09/25 Nagoya HC Sentence overturned, case is remanded to DC

97/03/28 Tsu DC Death (Yokkaichi Branch)


Murder of an accomplice in one heist, murder of an antique art dealer in another.

古美術商ら2人殺人事件 

94/03--95/03

Death sentence overturned by high court, later reinstated. Accomplice died of illness during the trial.


Mukai Masami

豊田 義己

(Previous name was Toyoda)

Nagoya

06/03/02 SC

02/02/28 Nagoya HC

00/07/19 Nagoya DC


Murder of 2 Women in Shizuoka & Aichi Areas

静岡、愛知2女性

殺人事件

96.08    97.09

b. 1943


Denies the Shizuoka Case. Claims confession made after police violence.


[ More ]


Matsumoto Chizuo

松本知津夫

Tokyo

09/03/27 SC 

Special Protest Rejected

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06/05/29 Tokyo HC 

Objection Rejected

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06/03/27 Tokyo HC

04/02/27 Tokyo DC


Crimes of Aum Shinrikyo

89/11~95/03


Founder of Aum Shinrikyo, aka Asahara Shoko. Stating that documents were filed late, the Tokyo HC refused the appeal. Sentence of death based completely on first trial. Petition for retrial filed in November 2008, and March 2009.


[ More ]


Takahashi Kazutoshi

高橋和利

Tokyo

06/03/28 SC

02/10/30 Tokyo HC

95/09/07 Yokohama DC


Tsurumi Case

鶴見事件

88/06/20

b. 1935

Admits to burglary, denies the murders. Case based on circumstantial evidence and coerced confession. Has support association and publications. Several books written about the case.


[ More ]



Nakayama Sususmu

中山進

Osaka

06/06/13 SC

03/10/27 Osaka HC

01/11/20 Osaka DC


Toyonaka Double Murders

豊中2人殺人事件

98/02/19

Crime committed while on parole from life imprisonment.


Eto Tsune

江東恒 

Osaka

06/09/07 SC

03/01/02  Osaka HC

01/03/22  Osaka DC Sakai Branch


Sakai Husband Wife Murder Case

堺夫婦殺人事件

97/10/30

b. 42/07/21



Ishikawa Keiko(F)

石川恵子

b. 1959

Miyazaki

06/09/21 SC

03/03/27  Fukuoka HC Miyazaki Branch

01/06/20  Miyazaki DC


Miyazaki Double

Women Murder

宮崎2女性

殺人事件

96/08 & 97/06

Denies the charges, has plead innocent.


Naga Katsuhisa

長勝久

Tokyo


06/10/12 SC

03/09/10  Tokyo HC

01/12/18 Utsunomiya DC


Tochigi Wife & Acquaintance Murder

栃木・妻と知人

殺人事件

1988~89

Denies the charges, has plead innocent. Has filed a third appeal.


Takahashi Yoshihiro

高橋義博

Tokyo

06/10/26  SC

03/04/15 Tokyo HC

00/08/29 Yokohama DC


Doctor Murder (x2) & Robbery Case

医師ら2人

強盗殺人事件

92/07

 

Admits the robbery, adamantly denies the murder charges.



Matsumoto Kazuhiro

松本和弘

Nagoya

07/01/30 SC

03/07/08 Nagoya HC

02/01/30 Nagoya DC Ichinomiya Branch


Manila Murder for Insurance & Nagano Murder Case

マニラ連続保険金

殺人・長野殺人事件

94~96

Denies the Manila case.


[ More ]


Matsumoto Akihiro

松本昭弘

Nagoya

07/01/30 SC

03/07/08 Nagoya HC

02/01/30 Nagoya DC Ichinomiya Branch


Manila Murder for Insurance & Nagano Murder Case

マニラ連続保険金

殺人・長野殺人事件

94~96

Same as above.



Shimoura Eiichi

下浦栄一

Nagoya

07/01/30 SC

03/07/08  Nagoya HC

02/01/30  Nagoya DC


Manila Murder for Insurance & Nagano Murder Case

マニラ連続保険金

殺人・長野殺人事件

94~96

Same as above.



  Kobayashi Mitsuhiro

小林光弘

Sendai

07/03/27  SC

04/02/19  Sendai HC

03/02/12  Aomori DC


Hirosaki Takefuji Arson Murder Case (x5)

弘前武富士

放火殺人事件

01/05/08

[ More ]


Nishiyama Shouzou

西山省三        

Hiroshima 

07/04/10 SC

04/04/23 Hiroshima HC Death

99/12/10 SC Grants prosecutors appeal, remands to HC

97/02/04 Hiroshima HC LI

94/09/30 Hiroshima DC LI


Murder of an Elderly Woman

老女殺人事件

92/03/29

b. 1953

Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal.

Crime committed while on parole from life imprisonment. Death sentence imposed after  prosecutorial appeal to the Supreme Court. Only the second postwar case of the SC imposing a sentence of death from LI.


Defendant awarded $60,000 in 2012: Jail staff refused to let lawyers speak in private.


[ More ]


Zohta  Hiroshi

造田博

Tokyo

07/04/19 SC

03/09/29  Tokyo HC

02/01/18  Tokyo DC


Tokyo/Ikebukuro RandomMurder

東京・池袋

「通り魔」殺傷事件

99/09/08

b. 1978

Two people were killed and six injured in an unplanned random murder. Defense claims insanity.


Nakahara Sumio

中原澄夫

Fukuoka

07/06/11 SC

05/04/12  Fukuoka HC

03/05/01  Fukuoka DC


Yakuza Dispute Multiple Murders

暴力団抗争

連続殺人事件

97/10/06~10/13

b. 1947

Charged with ordering others to commit two murders. Denies the charges. 

[ More ]


Xue Song

 松

(Jap: Setsu Shou)

Tokyo

07/06/20 SC

04/01/23  Tokyo HC

02/02/22  Tokyo DC


Kasugabe Chinese

Couple Murder

春日部中国人夫婦

殺人事件

00/09/22

b. 1974

Chinese national. Insists mistakes made at trial and that sentence is unjust.

[ More ]

Hamakawa Kunihiko

浜川邦彦

Nagoya

07/07/05 SC

04/03/22  Nagoya HC

02/12/18  Tsu DC

Mie Double Shooting Case

三重男性2人

射殺事件

94/07&94/11


b. 1960

Denies the charges. Co-defendant received life sentence (prosecution demanded death.)


[ More ]


Yokoyama Masato

横山真人

Tokyo

07/07/20   SC

03/05/19   Tokyo HC

99/09/30   Tokyo DC


Subway Gassing Case

地下鉄サリン事件

95/03/20

b. 1963

3rd Aum Member to be sentenced to death. Released gas on the Marunouchi Subway Line- which did not cause fatalities. 


[ More ]


Gotou Ryouji

後藤良次

Tokyo

07/09/28 SC

04/07/06 Tokyo HC

03/02/24  Utsunomiya DC


Utsunomiya Miyabe Murders

宇都宮水戸殺人事件

00/07/30~08/20

( More )


Hatamoto Satoru

端本悟

b. 1967

Tokyo

07/10/26 SC

03/09/18 Tokyo HC

00/07/25  Tokyo DC



Attorney Sakamoto Family & Matsumoto Sarin Gassing Cases

89/11&95/03 etc

5th member of Aum Cult to have sentence finalized. 

( More )


Hatakeyama Tetsuo

畠山鐡男

Previous family name was Odajima.



b. 1943


07/11/06 SC

07/03/22 Chiba DC 


Mabuchi Motor Murders& others.(x4)

マブチモーター殺人放火事件等

2002/08~11

Sentence finalized after defendant abandons appeal. Codefendant with Morita Katsumi.  ( More )



Shoji Kouichi

庄子幸一

Tokyo

07/11/06 SC

04/09/07  Tokyo HC

03/04/30 Yokohama DC


Yamato Wife Murders

大和連続主婦

殺人事件

01/08/29~09/19

Accomplice received life imprisonment (prosecution demanded death).


Hokao Kazuo

外尾 計夫 

b. 1947

Fukuoka

08/01/31 SC

04/05/21  Fukuoka HC

03/01/31  Nagasaki DC


Father & Child Murder for Insurance Case

父子保険金

殺人事件

92/09/11

98/10/27

Codefendant (wife and mother of victims) was sentenced to death in first trial, later reduced to life imprisonment by the high court. 


[ More ]


Koike Yasuo

小池泰男

Previous family name was Hayashi.


Tokyo

08/02/15 SC

03/12/05   Tokyo HC

00/06/30   Tokyo DC


Matsumoto & Subway Sarin Gassing Cases

94/06/27 etc.

5th member of Aum Cult to have sentence finalized. 





Hasegawa Shizuo 

長谷川静央

Tokyo

08/03/17 SC 

07/08/16 Tokyo HC

07/01/23 Utsunomiya DC


 Younger Brother Murder for Hire 

宇都宮実弟殺害事件

2005/05/08

b. 1942

Accused of paying a hitman to kill his younger brother while on parole from L.I.   Sentence finalized after defendant withdrew appeal

 [ More ]


Kaga Toshiaki 

加賀聖商

Tokyo

08/06/05 SC

05/07/19 Tokyo HC

04/02/04 Yokohama DC


Kanagawa Mother Daughter Murder

神奈川母子

殺人事件

01/08/04


b. 1961/04/30

[ More ]


Yagi Shigeru

八木茂

Tokyo

08/07/17 SC

05/01/13  Tokyo HC

02/10/01  Saitama DC


Saitama Insurance Murders(x2) & Attempted Murder

1) 埼玉保険金

殺人(2件)

2) 同未遂事件

(1件)

95/06/03 &

99/05/29

Insists upon innocence. Authored a book about the case entitled "Itsuwari no Kioku (Memory of a Lie.)" Three female accomplices received sentences of 12 years to life. ( More )


Ikushima Kenji 

幾島堅治

(Previous name was Ohta.)

Nagoya


09/03/23 SC

06/10/12 Nagoya HC

05/01/27 Toyama DC


Takaoka Yakuza Chief & Wife Shooting Case

高岡組長夫婦

射殺事件

00/07/13

b. 1946

Previous co-defendant with Ito Atsushi who died in prison. 

Kanda Tsukasa

神田司

b. 1970

09/04/13 SC 

09/03/18 Nagoya DC


Nagoya Woman Kidnapping/Murder (x1)

Also known as the Isogai Case

Sentence confirmed upon abandonment of appeal. Of two accomplices, one was sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death, later reduced to life imprisonment.  Victim's mother campaigned vigorously for death sentences.( More )


Hayashi Masumi (F)

林真須美

b. 61/07/22

Osaka

09/04/21 SC

05/06/28  Osaka HC

02/12/11 Wakayama DC



Wakayama Curry Case Murders (x4)

98/07/25 etc

Insists upon innocence. Has support association and publishes a newsletter Aosora Tsuushin. Author of "Shikei Hanketsu ha 'Silouette Romance' wo Kikinagara"


Read Hayashi's letter to Michael Fox [ Read ]


Sekine Hajime

 関根元

Tokyo

09/06/05 SC

05/07/11  Tokyo HC

01/03/21  Urawa DC



Saitama Dog Lover's Multiple (x4) Murders

埼玉愛犬家連続殺人事件

1993


Denies the charge of murder.

Kazama Hiroko(F) 

風間博子

Tokyo

09/06/05 SC

05/07/11  Tokyo HC

01/03/21  Urawa DC

Codefendant with Sekine above. Denies participation in the murder.


Onokawa Mitsunori

 小野川光紀

POD: Tokyo


09/06/09 SC

06/09/29 Tokyo DC

04/03/26 Saitama DC


Pachinko Parlor Multiple Murders

03/02/23~04/01

パチンコ店員連続

殺人事件


Takahashi Suguru

高橋秀 

(Previous name was Ishikawa)

Sendai

09/06/23 SC

05/07/26 Sendai HC

04/03/25 Sendai DC

賃金業者ら2人

殺人事件

Money Lending Double Murders

01/01/09  01/02/03



Kohinata Masato

小日向将人

Tokyo

09/ 07/10   SC

06/03/16 Tokyo HC

05/03/28 Maebashi DC


前橋スナック乱射事件

Maebashi Night Club Shooting Case

03/01/25

 [ More ] 

Hayakawa Kiyohide

早川紀代秀

b. 1949

Tokyo

09/07/17 SC

04/05/14  Tokyo HC

00/07/28  Tokyo DC

Attorney Sakamoto Family Murders (x3)

89/11

( More )

 6th member of Aum Shinrikyo to be sentenced to death.



Toyoda Tohru

豊田亨

Tokyo

09/11/06  SC

04/07/28  Tokyo HC

00/07/18 Tokyo DC



Subway Gassing and others.

95/03/20 etc

7th member of Aum Shinrikyo to be sentenced to death.



Hirose Kenichi

広瀬健一

Tokyo

09/11/06  SC

04/07/28  Tokyo HC

00/07/18  Tokyo DC



Subway Gassing and others.

95/03/20

8th member of Aum Shinrikyo to be sentenced to death.


Kubota Yuji

窪田勇次 

Sapporo

09/12/04 SC

05/12/01 HC

04/03/02 DC


Hokkaido Kitami City Double Elderly Murder

北海道北見市の資産家夫婦殺害事件

1988/Oct


井上嘉浩

Inoue Yoshihiro

Tokyo

09/12/10 SC

04/05/28 Tokyo HC Death

00/06/06 Tokyo DC LI



Subway Gassing and others.

94/01~95/03

Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal. 9th member of Aum Shinrikyo to be sentenced to death.

 ( More )


Suga Mineo

菅峰男

Fukuoka

09/12/11  SC

06/05/24 Fukuoka HC

04/03/11 Fukuoka DC



Fukuoka Shohnai Multiple Murders

福岡庄内連続

殺人事件

96/06/08~11/19

b. 1951



Niimi Tomomitsu

新見智光

Tokyo

10/01/19 SC

06/03/15 Tokyo HC

02/06/26  Tokyo DC



Crimes of Aum Shinrikyo

89/11~95/03

10th member of Aum Shinrikyo to have death penalty finalized.


( More )


Ohashi Kenji

大橋健治

Osaka

10/01/29 SC

07/04/27 Osaka HC

06/11/02 Osaka DC



Double Women Robbery Murders

2005/04~05

b. 1941

Aged 64 at time of the crime.


Yoshida Junko (F)

吉田純子

Fukuoka

10/03/18 SC

06/05/16  Fukuoka HC

04/09/24  Fukuoka DC 



Multiple Insurance Murders by Nurses

看護士連続保険金

殺人事件

98/01/24~

99/03/27


Sentenced to death despite confession. 2 accomplices received lesser sentences. 

[ More ]


Takao Yasushi 

高尾康司

b. 1964

Tokyo

10/09/16 SC

06/09/28 Tokyo HC

05/02/21 Chiba DC



Tateyama City

 Arson Murders (x4)

千葉館山連続放火事件

 03/12/18




Fujisaki Soji

藤崎宗司

b. 1961

Tokyo

10/10/14 SC

06/12/22 Tokyo HC

05/12/22 Mito DC



Elderly Women Strangulations(x2)


05/01/21~28


Has been recognized as mentally disabled.

[More] 


Ozaki Masayoshi

尾崎政芳

(Previous name was Takemoto)


Fukuoka

10/11/08 SC

07/01/16 Fukuoka HC

05/05/16 Fukuoka DC Kokura Branch








Kaedama Insurance Murders

替え玉保険金等

殺人事件

02/01/08~31



( More )


Hara Tadashi 

原正志

(Previous name was Takemoto)

b. 57/08/12


Fukuoka

10/11/08 SC

07/01/16 Fukuoka HC

05/05/16 Fukuoka DC Kokura Branch




Tsuchiya Masami

土屋政美

 Tokyo

11/02/16 SC

06/08/18 Tokyo HC

04/01/30 Tokyo DC




Crimes of Aum Shinrikyo

89/11~95/03

b. 1965

Accused of manufacturing lethal gasses but not their release. Did not attend HC trial. 11th defendant sentenced to death for crimes of Aum Shinrikyo. 


( More )


Suzuki Yasunori

鈴木泰徳


11/03/08 SC

08/02/07 Fukuoka HC

06/11/13 Fukuoka DC




Fukuoka Triple Women Murders

04/12/~05/1

b. 1969

( More )

Kobayashi Masato

小林正人

Nagoya

11/03/10 SC 

05/07/26 Nagoya HC

01/07/09 Nagoya DC


Multiple Murders (x4) by Gang of 3 Youths

少年による連続

リンチ殺人事件

1994/Sept~Oct.


Minor at time of crime.


Death was demanded for all three youths, and two were sentenced to life imprisonment by district courts, later raised to death by the high courts. [ More ] 

Haga Masayoshi

芳我匡由

Nagoya

11/03/10 SC 

05/07/26 Nagoya HC

01/07/09 Nagoya DC L. I.


Minor at time of crime.


Same as Kobayshi above. Originally sentenced to life imprisonment. Death sentence was imposed upon appeal.  [ More ] 

Okura Atsushi

小森敦

(Previous name was Komori)


11/03/10 SC Nagoya

05/07/26 Nagoya HC

01/07/09 Nagoya DC L. I.


Minor at time of crime.

Same as Kobayshi above. Originally sentenced to life imprisonment. Death sentence was imposed upon appeal. [ More ] 

Kataoka Kiyoshi

片岡清

b. 1922

(age over 90)


11/03/24 S.C

08/02/27 Hiroshima HC

06/March Okayama DC L.I.


Hiroshima-Okayama Double Murder and Robbery

03/09/28

04/12/10

Originally sentenced to L.I. Death penalty imposed upon appeal. Aged 86 at time of death sentence.


Kobayashi Ryuji

小林竜司

b. 1984/12/12


11/03/25 SC

08/05/20 Osaka HC

07/05/22 Osaka DC


Okayama College Student Murders (x2)

2006/06



Aged 21 at time of crime. Willingly confessed and turned himself into police before arrest. High Court decision issued irregularly fast.

[ More ]


Okura Osamu

大倉修

(Previous name was Taki)


11/04/11 SC

08/03/25 Tokyo DC

07/02/26 Shizuoka DC



Colleague & wife double murders

'04/09  '05/09




Fuchigami Yukiharu

渕上幸春

b. 1969/01/23


11/04/19 SC

07/01/23 Miyazaki HC

03/05/26 Miyazaki DC



Miyazaki Multiple Murder Case

宮崎連続殺人事件

99/03/25~09/20

Claims innocence in one case, and misajudication of facts in the other. Suffers from advanced muscular dystrophy.

( More )


Oyama Kiyotaka

大山清隆

11/06/07 SC

07/10/16 Hiroshima HC

05/04/27 Hiroshima DC


WifeFather in Law 

Double Murder for Insurance Case

広島義父妻保険金等

殺人事件

98/10/11 &

00/03/02

( More )


Ikeda Hiroyuki

池田容之


b. 1978

11/06/16 SC

10/11/16 Yokohama DC


Chiba Double Male Murder

2009

First death sentence handed down by mixed jury system (Saibanin) and first sentenced to be confirmed by the SC. ( More )


Sentence is confirmed upon abandonment of appeal by defendant.

Tsuda Sumitoshi

津田寿美年

b. 1951

11/07/05 SC

11/06/17 Yokohama DC


Kawasaki City Multiple Murders (x3)

2009/May

Sentence is confirmed upon abandonment of appeal by defendant.


Sixth death sentence handed down by mixed jurors.    ( More )


Kitamura Mami (F)

北村真美

b. 1959


11/10/03 SC

07/12/25 Fukuoka HC

06/10/17 Fukuoka DC Kurume Branch



Ohmuta Quadruple Murders

大牟田4人殺人事件

04/09/18

b. 1959

Entire family of four sentenced to death. Husband and elder son sentenced on 07/02/27.

[ More ]


Kitamura Takahiro

北村孝紘

b. 1984


11/10/03 SC

07/12/25 Fukuoka HC

06/10/17 Fukuoka DC Kurume Branch



Ohmuta Quadruple Murders

大牟田4人殺人事件

04/09/18

b. 1974

Entire family of four sentenced to death. Son of Kitamura Mami.

[ More ]


Kitamura Jitsuo

北村実雄

b. 1945

11/10/17 SC

08/03/27 Fukuoka HC

07/02/27 Fukuoka DC

(Kurume Branch)



Ohmuta Quadruple Murders

大牟田4人殺人事件

2004/09/18

Entire family of four sentenced to death. [ More ]


Kitamura Takashi

北村孝

b. 1982

11/10/17 SC

08/03/27 Fukuoka HC

07/02/27 Fukuoka DC

(Kurume Branch)



Ohmuta Quadruple Murders

大牟田4人殺人事件

2004/09/18

Entire family of four sentenced to death. Denies the charges of murder.


Wei Wei

魏巍

POD: Fukuoka

11/10/20 SC

07/03/08 Fukuoka HC

05/05/19 Fukuoka DC



Fukuoka Family (x4) Murder

福岡一家4人

殺害事件

03/06/20

Chinese national. Two alleged accomplices were arrested in China. One sentenced to life, the other was executed in July '05.

[ More ]


Nakagawa Tomomasa

中川智正

POD: Tokyo

11/11/18

07/07/13 Tokyo HC

03/10/29 Tokyo DC



Crimes of Aum Shinrikyo

89/11~95/03

Former physician. Sentenced to death despite "showing remorse and offering a apology."  12th defendant sentenced to death for crimes of Aum Shinrikyo. 

[ More ]


Endo Seiichi

遠藤誠

POD: Tokyo

11/11/21 SC

07/05/31 Tokyo DC

02/10/11  Tokyo DC




Crimes of Aum Shinrikyo

89/11~95/03

Charged with making, but not releasing,  the lethal gasses. 13th (and last) defendant sentenced to death for crimes of Aum Shinrikyo.


 ( More )


Morita Katsumi

守田克実

b. 1950


11/11/22 SC

08/03/03 Tokyo HC

06/12/19 Chiba DC




Mabuchi Motor Murders& others.

マブチモーター殺人放火事件等

2002/08~11



[ More ]


Kaneiwa Yukio 

兼岩幸男


11/11/30 SC

07/02/23 Gifu DC




Aichi Double Womens' Murder

 and Dismemberment Case

99/08 & '03/05

愛知・2女性殺害遺棄事件

b. 1957

Claims the police investigation and interrogation were illegal.

( More )

Matsunaga Futoshi

松永太

b. 1961


11/12/12 SC 

07/09/26 Fukuoka HC

05/09/28 Fukuoka DC



KitaKyushu Multiple Murders (x6)

北九州市の監禁・連続殺人事件

96/02/28 ~ 98/06/07

( More )


Wakabayashi Kazuyuki

 若林一行

b. 1977

12/01/16 SC

09/02/04 Sendai HC

07/04/24 Morioka DC



Mother Daughter Robbery Murder

母娘強盗殺人事件

2006/07/19


Insisted the crimes were not premeditated.

[ More ]

Fukuda Takayuki

福田孝行

(Previous Name was Otsuki)


Hiroshima


12/01/16 SC Death

08/04/22 Hiroshima HC Death

06/06/20 SC (Remanded)

02/03/14 Hiroshima HC L.I.

00/03/22 Yamaguchi DC L.I.


Hikari City Mother Daughter Murder

光市母子殺人事件

1999/04/14

Original name was Otsuki.

Youngest person to be sentenced to death in modern history- Aged 18 and one month at time of crime. Suffered domestic violence through childhood. Twice sentenced to life imprisonment.[ More ]

Iwamori Minoru

岩森稔

b. 1943

12/03/03 SC 

09/03/25 Tokyo DC

07/Feb Saitama DC L.I.


Older Couple Robbery Murder

2007/02/21

Originally sentenced to life imprisoment. Death sentence imposed upon appeal.

[ More ]

Kawasaki Masanori

川崎政則

b. 1946

aged 61 at time of crime


12/07/12 SC

09/10/14 Fukuoka HC

09/03/16 Takamatsu DC


Grandmother & Two Grandaughter Murders

2007 Nov 16

Despite mutual agreement by the prosecution and the defense  that the defendant is mentally handicapped, the court ignored the defense's psychiatrist. The high court decision was handed down only 4 days after final hearing.


( More )

Tajiri Kenichi

田尻賢一

b. 1971

12/09/10 SC

12/04/11 Fukuoka HC

11/10/25 Kumamoto DC


Kumamoto Murders (x2) 

2004 March/ 2011 Feb

Sentence confirmed upon abandonment of appeal.

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Ninth death sentence handed down by mixed jurors, third one to be upheld on appeal. Defendant voluntarily surrendered to police after second incident, and confessed to first murder. Both courts refused to acknowledge any sign of contrition.


( More )



Xie Yidi

謝依俤

12/10/19 SC

08/10/09 Tokyo DC

06/10/02 Tokyo DC



Hayakawa Family Robbery Murders

早川夫妻強盗殺人事件

02/08/13

b. 1977


Defendant is a Chinese national. 

(Family name is pronounced "Shey")


[ More ]

Takamizawa Tsutomu

高見沢勤

b. 1955


12/10/25 SC

08/12/12 Tokyo HC

08/02/04 Maebashi DC


Annaka Multiple Gangster Shootings

安中組合員射殺事件

2001/ Nov

2005/April

( More )


Asa Yoshihiro

阿佐吉広

13/12/11 SC

08/04/21 Tokyo HC

06/10/11 Kofu DC


Employee Triple Murder

会社員3人殺人事件

'97 &' 00

b. 1949

Admits injuring one victim, denies the two other charges.  Claims underlings fabricated stories in exchange for lighter sentences.

[ More ]

Nozaki Hiroshi 

野崎浩

POD: Tokyo


12/12/14 SC

10/10/08 Tokyo HC

09/12/17 Tokyo DC L. I.

Murder of Philipine Women (x2)

フィリピン女性を殺害事件

1999/2008


Originally sentenced to life Imprisonment. Death sentence imposed on appeal.

( More )

Watanabe Junichi

渡辺純一

b. 1976

13/01/29 SC

09/03/19 Tokyo HC

previously L.I.

Billing Fraud Ring Murders (x4)

2004/10

2004/10/13~16

Originally sentenced to life imprisoment. Death sentence imposed upon appeal. Codefendant with Shimizu Taishi and Ito Reo

{ More }

Shimizu Taishi

清水大志

b. 1980


13/01/29 SC

09/05/12 Tokyo HC

07/08/07 Chiba DC


Billing Fraud Ring Murders (x4)

2004/10



18 people charged. 2 accomplices received life imprisonment though death was demanded. Co-defendant with Ito Reo and Watanabe Junichi.

( More )



Ito Reo

伊藤玲雄

b. 1975

13/02/28 SC

09/08/28 Tokyo HC

07/05/21 Chiba DC


Billing Fraud Ring Confinement

 and Murders (x3)

2004/10.

18 people charged. 3 accomplices received life imprisonment though death was demanded. Shimizu Taishi (below) is co-defendant. [ More ]

Sumida Kouichi

住田紘一


2013/03/28 SC

2013/02/14  Okayama DC

Colleague Rape and Murder Case (x1)

Sentence confirmed upon abandonment of the appeal by defendant. 


Death sentence for one murder is rather rare.


Yamada Kenichiro

山田健一郎

b. 1966


13/06/07 SC

09/09/10 Tokyo HC

08/01/21 Maebashi DC


Maebashi Shootings

前橋銃乱射事件等

 2003/Jan25 (x4)



Third person sentenced for this crime. Denies part of the charges. Has made financial reparation to two of the victims. ( More )

Takayanagi Kazuya

高柳和也

b. 1966


13/11/25 SC

11/10/15 Osaka HC

09/03/17 Kobe DC Himeji Branch


Murder and Dismemberment of 2 Women

2005 January 9

( More )

Okikura Kazuo

沖倉和雄

b. 1947


13/12/17 SC

10/11/10 Tokyo HC

09/05/12 Tokyo DC


Tokyo Sibling Murder

東京姉弟殺人事件

08/04/09

Accomplice received L.I.

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HIGH COURT SENTENCES


List of death sentences handed down by the high courts. 

All cases are being appealed to the Supreme Court. 


High Court Death Penalty Statistics


Total Defendants 11

Minors=0  (Less than 20 years old at time of crime)

Non-Japanese: = 0

Originally Sentenced to Life Imprisonment= 0

 (Sentences were raised to death upon appeal of the prosecution).





Name (last/first)   

F=female

Place of Detention

High Court Decision Date

District Court Decision Date


Case Name

Date of Incident





Notes

Shouji (?) Kouichi

庄子幸一

b. 1954/10/28

Tokyo

04/09/07 Tokyo HC

03/04/30 Yokohama DC


Daiwa Multiple 

Women Murders

大和連続主婦殺人事件

01/08/29   01/09/19

Codefendant was sentenced to life imprisonment (death was sought).


Watanabe Minoru

渡辺実

POD: Tokyo


08/02/29 Tokyo HC

06/06/15 Fukushima DC Kohriyama Branch



Iwaki Murder for Insurance Case

いわき保険金

殺人事件


Of the 6 defendants in the case, 5 others received lesser sentences. 

Yano Osamu

矢野治b.1949


09/11/10 Tokyo HC

07/12/10 Tokyo DC


Maebashi Shootings

前橋銃乱射事件等

2002/Feb 25

 2003/Jan25 (x5)

Gang chief accused of ordering underling to murder. (More).

Co-defendat with Kohinata Masato (see list B)


Ogawa Kazuhiro

小川和弘

b. 1961


11/07/26  Osaka HC

09/12/02  Osaka DC



Osaka Video Room Arson/Murder Case 

大阪個室ビデオ店放火殺人事件

(16 people died)

Insists the charges are bogus and the fire started from another room. Has strong support organization.

(More)


Koizumi Takeshi

小泉毅

b. 1962

11/12/26 Tokyo HC

10/03/30 Saitama DC


Civil Servant's Home Multiple Murders 

厚生事務次官宅連続襲撃事件

2008/Jan 17

Suffers from schizophrenia.  Claims the murders were vengeance against the government for the euthanzation of his childhood dog.


Matsubara Tomohiro

松原智浩

12/03/22 Tokyo HC

11/03/25 Nagano DC


Nagano  Family Murders (x3)

長野一家殺害事件

2010/March 24

Fifth death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. First case to be appealed. Three accomplices received lesser sentences.

Kuwata Kazuya

桑田一也

b. 1967

12/07/10 Tokyo H.C

11/06/21 Shizuoka D.C. 


Double Women Murders

2005/October 

2010/Feb

Seventh death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 

Kato Tomohiro

加藤智大

b. 1983

12/09/12 Tokyo HC

11/03/24 Tokyo DC


Akihabara Vehicular and Stabbing Rampage

Seven Deaths

2008/June 8

Mental competency is in dispute.  ( More )

Fujishiro Yasutaka

藤城康孝

b. 1957

13/04/26 Osaka HC

09/05/29 Kobe DC


Murder of 7 relatives

親類ら7人を刺殺

04/08/02

Crime occurred in Kakogawa city.  Psychiatric report stated, "suffers from paranoid disorders and is unable to make rational decisions."

Arai Ryuta

新井竜太

2013/06/27 Tokyo HC

2012/02/24 Saitama DC


Saitama Double Murder Case


13th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 

Codefendant sentenced to life imprisonment.

Takami Sunao

高見素直

2013/07/31 Osaka HC

2011/10/31 Osaka DC

Osaka Pachinko Arson Murder Case(x5)

大阪パチンコ店放火殺人事件


Tenth  death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. Case focussed on whether death by hanging violates the constitution's prohibition against "torture and cruel punishments."




DISTRICT COURT CONVICTIONS


List of defendants who have been sentenced to death by district courts (the court of first instance) in Japan.  All have the right to appeal to the high courts (the court of second instance) and then to the Supreme Court. It is rare for higher courts to overturn death sentences. 



Present District Court Convictions


Total= 12

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Non-Japanese= 0

Women = 2

Minors = 1




Name (last/first) 

F=female

POD: Place of Detention

Decision Date  Jurisdiction

(DC=District Court)


Case Name

Date of Incident




Notes

Odajima Tetsuo

小田島徹男

Chiba

07/03/22 Chiba DC


Mabuchi Motor Murders & others.

マブチモーター

殺人放火事件等

2002/08~11

Codefendant Morita is being tried separately.


Sendai Ishinomaki Case

19yr old male

(Name withheld-minor at the time of the crime)

10/11/25 Sendai DC


Double Women Murder 

Aggravated Injury

2010/Feb 10

Minor at the time of crime.

Second death sentence handed down by mixed jurors, first to a minor (less than 20 years at the time of the crime. ( More )

Okumoto Akihiro

奥本章寛

12/03/22 Fukuoka DC

10/11/07 Miyazaki DC


Murder of wife, baby and mother in law.

10/03/01

Third death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. ( More )

Tateyama Tatsumi


2011/06/30 Chiba DC

Chiba Murder/Arson Case

Eighth  death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 

Ikeda Kaoru

池田薫

b. 1976

2011/12/6 Nagano DC

Nagano Family Murder (x3)

長野一家殺害事件

2010 March 24-25

11th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. Codefendant with Matsubara Tomohiro (above).


Ito Kazufumi

伊藤和史

b. 1979

2011/12/27 Nagano DC


Nagano Family Murder (x3)

長野一家殺害事件

2010 March 24-25

12th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 

Codefendant with Matsubara Tomohiro and Ikeda Kaoru (above).

Kijima Kanae (F)

木嶋佳苗

b. 1975


2012/04/13 Saitama DC

Sequential Suspicious Tokyo Murders (x3)

首都圏連続不審死事件

2009 Jan~August

14th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 

Ueta Miyuki (F)

上田美由紀

b. 1974


2012/12/04 Tottori DC 

Murder/Robbery of Two Male Acquaintances

15th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 

Takahashi Akihiko

高橋明彦

(Previous family name was Yokukura

( 旧姓・横倉)

2013/03/14 Fukushima DC

Fukushima Family Murder (x2)

2012/July

16th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. 


Tsutsui Gonta

筒井郷太

b. 1985

2013/06/14 Nagasaki DC


Nagasaki Stalker Double Murder

2011/12/16


17th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. Police have been heavily criticized for ignoring reports of stalking made previous to the murder.

Suzuki Katsuaki

鈴木勝明

b. 1967

2013/06/26 Osaka DC


Elderly Couple Oil Drum Murder Case

ドラム缶詰め殺人事件

2004/12/03~04

18th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors. Defendant was previously found guilty of stealing three watches and a car from the elderly couple. Robbery case was tried separately by a panel of judges. The bodies of the elderly couple were discovered in 2009.


Asayama Katsumi

浅山克己

b. 1967


2013/06/11 Tokyo HC



Elderly Triple Murder/Arson Case

高齢者3人殺害・放火事件

2010~11


19th death sentence handed down by mixed jurors.