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Famous Japanese Serial Killers

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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    In the early 20th century raped and killed at least seven girls
    Satarō Fukiage (吹上 佐太郎, Fukiage Satarō, February 1889 – September 28, 1926) was a Japanese rapist and serial killer. He killed at least seven girls. He murdered his first victim in 1906, and killed six girls between 1923 and 1924. He was tried for three out of six cases, but his exact number of victims is unknown. He raped a number of women besides the murder victims and according to one theory, he raped 93 girls and about 100 woman. Some estimates say he raped more than 100 women.   ...more
  • Hiroaki Hidaka

    Executed on December 25, 2006 for killing four prostitutes in 1996
    Hiroaki Hidaka (日高 広明, Hidaka Hiroaki, April 1962 – 25 December 2006) was a Japanese serial killer.  ...more
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    In the 1940s, he had murdered an estimated 103. But could have been up to 169 infants.
    Miyuki Ishikawa (石川 ミユキ, Ishikawa Miyuki, born 1897, date of death unknown) was a Japanese midwife and serial killer who is believed to have murdered many infants with the aid of several accomplices throughout the 1940s. It is estimated that her victims numbered between 85 and 169, however the general estimate is 103. When she was finally apprehended, the Tokyo High Court's four-year sentence she received was remarkably light considering that Miyuki's actions resulted in a death toll so high that it remains unrivaled by any other serial killer in Japan. According to a report of Children's Rainbow Center, writer Kenji Yamamoto (山本健治, Yamamoto Kenji) referred to the incident as unbelievable  ...more

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    Yoshio Kodaira

    Rapist thought to have killed 11 Chinese and Japanese people as a soldier
    Yoshio Kodaira (小平 義雄, Kodaira Yoshio, January 28, 1905 – October 5, 1949) was a Japanese rapist and serial killer. He killed one person in 1932 and was later sentenced to death after being convicted of killing seven others in 1945 and 1946.  ...more