Masako Hirahara

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Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tachikawa City, Japan.
Disability: A “foot ailment”.

Details:
Ms. Hirahara was bludgeoned to death by her husband, who then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Fujiya Hirahara (Husband).

Source:
Tokyo cops: Murder-suicide suspected at Tachikawa residence
Couple in their 80s found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Yuki Kawashima

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Name: Yuki Kawashima.
Died: June 25, 2016.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: “Leg problems”; “Bedridden”.

Details:
Yuki Kawashima’s husband grew tired of taking care of her, so he suffocated her.

Perpetrator: Taro Kawashima (Husband).

Source:
87-year-old man arrested for killing bedridden wife
Saitama cops: Elderly man suffocated bedridden wife

Yutaka Nagao

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Name: Yutaka Nagao.
Died: April 9, 2016.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; “bedridden”.

Details:
Yutaka’s brother set their house on fire with him in the house, and he died in the fire.

Perpetrator: Shinji Nagao (Brother), convicted of arson, sentenced to 20 years.

Source: 58-year-old man suspected in arson-murder of disabled older brother
New arrest warrant served on man on suspicion of killing disabled brother
New arrest served on man on suspicion of killing disabled brother
Man jailed for 20 years over arson-murder of disabled older brother

Masano Yao

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Name: Masano Yao.
Died: April 6, 2016.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kato, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ms. Yao was killed by her husband, who strangled her because he was tired of caring for her.

Perpetrator: Yoshiaki Yao (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Hyogo man, 82, arrested, admits strangling dementia-stricken wife

Kazue Kawazura

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Name: Kazue Kawazura.
Died: March 21, 2016.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Fatal Abuse.
Location: Kobe, Japan.
Disability: “Mentally handicapped”.

Details:
Kazue’s sister and niece beat her to death with a vacuum cleaner tube.

Perpetrator: Shizue Nakahara (sister) and Akiko Nakahara (Niece).

Source: Hyogo cops: Woman dies after abuse by sister and niece in Kobe

Yasuko Uechi

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Name: Yasuko Uechi.
Died: December 18, 2015.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kihocho, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
For some time, Yasuko had been asking her son to buy her a powered wheelchair; eventually she bought one for herself. Yasuko’s son, angry she had bought a wheelchair he said he couldn’t afford, suffocated her to death.

Perpetrator: Norio Uechi; arrested for murder.

Source: Mie cops: Man killed disabled mother over wheelchair purchase
Man kills his mother because she bought a wheelchair without his permission

Kazuko Saito

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Name: Kazuko Saito.
Died: December 13, 2015.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Kazuko’s sister killed her with a knife, then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Fumiko Saito (Sister).

Source: Murder-suicide suspected after discovery of sisters’ corpses