Man Kills Ex-Minister & Wife in Revenge for Dog


A man who instigated a media frenzy after he stabbed and killed an elderly former vice-minister for welfare, and his wife for good measure, and then hunted yet another ex-minister, stabbing his wife, has finally been arrested.

He explains his motive for the spree as being infuriated over the killing of his dog at a government facility.


The mass media had already long since begun speculating that the killings were over pension scandals, assassinations carried out by a criminal organisation, or even acts of terrorism, but they were soon forced to change their reporting when the culprit (46), a washed up ice cream salesman and IT worker, turned himself in to police, complete with bloodstained combat knife and clothing, and was promptly arrested for violating weapon control laws whilst investigations continue.

“My pet was killed by a healthcare facility, and I became enraged.” This apparently occurred 34 years ago.

Such appears to be the motivation behind the crimes which have shocked a nation, and aroused substantial distrust of couriers, as the killer disguised himself as one.


Police for their part have still not given up hope of disbanding some nefarious organisation: “We still haven’t confirmed he was behind the serial murders, there may be others involved”.

His anguished father (77) has spoken of him as being a kind child (and confirmed the matter of the destroyed dog), and one never given to rebelliousness, and seems overwrought: “If only I could exchange my life for that of one of his victims”. He seems to want to atone in the traditional manner: “I feel like cutting my belly”.

Via Sankei.

Not the first time we have seen love for animals inspire murder. A nation of animal lovers? Certainly in the case of cats

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    Comment by Takkun
    14:42 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty bizarre, maybe the dog had special powers?

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    Comment by KonW
    17:12 25/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    he must be a pitiful scapegoat ...

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    Comment by DeRosset
    06:41 27/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he sold ice cream from a truck, I could understand him going insane.

    Comment by Vengeance must be had!!
    23:41 01/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    .......I like animals too and understand being upset over the death of a pet--BUT WHY THE HELL STAB RANDOM EEEEXXXX-MINISTERS OVER IT!?!?!? Good lord... that guy is either disgustingly evil, or disgustingly deranged mentally... either way he should be sentenced to death to end his reign of terror.

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    Comment by maru
    19:11 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm.. You'll never know. What if you bought your loli moe nekomimi suzumizu Nanako at Japan and flew all the way back home, just to find that it was confiscated by the customs cus its R18(assuming that ur under 18^^)?

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    Comment by alex1_phang3
    18:34 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why so serious?

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    Comment by Tommy
    18:31 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just sick.

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    Comment by Kageryu
    19:47 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see the correlation to Ryougi Shiki other than the knife...unless he said he killed them via dot-stabbin' eye hax.

    Comment by EcureuilMatrix
    03:33 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any reason to put a pic of Ryougi Shiki is a good reason.

    So moe~

    Comment by H8gwb
    13:27 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It boggles me how Shiki Ryougi is so popular, considering she's only in a Japanese-only, doujin game group-published novel that hasn't spawned a manga or anime yet.

    It might have to do with its tenuous connection with Tsukihime, but even then I've only gotten into the game and manga recently.


    Comment by EcureuilMatrix
    16:36 25/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like Anon says.

    Also, KnK was somewhat well known to serious Typemoonists as the precursor(almost-prequel) of Tsukihime; thus artwork was danbooru'ed or 4chan/a/ned quite early; the character design became popular; then the movies were announced.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Err, you don't know there's a movie series of Kara no Kyoukai out?

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    Comment by Kageryu
    07:30 26/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I withdraw my previous complaint on the basis that this man is correct, and I am an idiot.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Find me a tasteful illustration of a man stabbing an elderly politician over his dog and I'll concede the illustration...

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    20:29 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    lolwut 34 years ago? Someone can really bear a grudge.

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    Comment by metatron
    02:22 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Y so sick and crazy?

    Comment by anon
    22:47 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my dog, prepare to die!"

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    Comment by Dullahan8
    20:37 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm finding it amusing that the police keep looking for a non-existent culprit when the real one is standing in front of them, and instead only arresting him for having a BLOOD-STAINED weapon. They didn't even question where he got the weapon, why it was stained with blood, and who's blood it belonged to? I also find it interesting that the guy wants to commit seppuku to atone.

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    Comment by CS
    16:20 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm four-and-a-half months too late, but the article says that it's the culprit's father who wishes to.

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