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Famous Japanese Serial Killers

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Japanese serial killers list - a comprehensive list of known serial killers. All convicted Japanese serial killers are listed here. All of these murderers are Japanese and have many victims to their name. This list of Japanese serial killers is alphabetical by first name; you can sort by any column. These are some of the most brutal killers in Japanese history.

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    Lured people from suicide clubs. He would promise to kill himself with his victims; AKA "Suicide Website Murderer"
    Hiroshi Maeue (前上 博, Maeue Hiroshi, August 8, 1968 – July 28, 2009), aka "The Suicide Website Murderer", was a Japanese serial killer, who lured his victims via the internet and killed three people in 2005. Maeue suffered from a paraphilic psychosexual disorder which translated into being unable to achieve sexual release in the absence of performing an act of strangulation....  more
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    Between 1996 and 1998, he tortured and killed at least seven people, including Ogata's family; AKA "House of Horror"
    Futoshi Matsunaga (松永 太, Matsunaga Futoshi, born April 28, 1961) is a Japanese serial killer who both defrauded and tortured his victims in what is collectively known as the Kitakyūshū Serial Murder Incident (北九州連続殺人事件). Matsunaga was convicted of six counts of murder and one count of manslaughter between 1996 and 1998 and sentenced to die by hanging. He murdered his victims with an accomplice, Junko Ogata, who received a life sentence. Matsunaga's crimes were so atrocious that most Japanese media were not willing to report the details. The Japan Times reported that prosecutors said "[the case] is without comparison in the criminal history of our country". Several writers, including Ryūzō...  more
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    Aid to F*toshi Matsunaga
    Junko Ogata (緒方 純子, Ogata Junko, born February 25, 1962) is a Japanese woman who acted as an accomplice to serial killer Futoshi Matsunaga....  more
  • He ate the hand of four preschool-age girls before killing all the victims; executed in 2008; AKA "The Otaku Murderer", "The Little Girl Murderer" and "Dracula"
    Tsutomu Miyazaki (宮﨑 勤, Miyazaki Tsutomu, August 21, 1962 – June 17, 2008), also known as The Otaku Murderer or The Little Girl Murderer, was a Japanese serial killer, cannibal, child rapist and necrophile who abducted and murdered four young girls in Saitama and Tokyo Prefectures from August 1988 to June 1989. His crimes included vampirism and preservation of body parts as trophies....  more

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