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The murder of Junko Furuta was one of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Japan. Junko Furuta was every parent’s dream. She was a cheerful, studious girl who was more interested in her schooling than drinking or partying. She looked forward to continuing her education and attending college. Furuta was taught to follow the rules, but her obedience would later come back to haunt her. On November 25th, 1988, Furuta was kidnapped by four men on her walk home from school. For reasons unknown, over the next 44 days these men raped, tortured, and subjected her to immense pain and agony. She endured this torture until she was ultimately murdered and encased in concrete.