Susao Okuda

No PhotoName: Susao Okuda.
Died: March 16, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to stroke.

Details:
Mr. Okuda was strangled by his wife. She told police she had “become tired” because she had to care for him, so she killed him.

Perpetrator: Sachiko Okuda (Wife), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
65-year-old woman arrested over death of bedridden husband
Chiba: Woman, 65, accused of killing disabled husband

Motomu Nomaguchi

No PhotoName: Motomu Nomaguchi.
Died: February 25, 2018.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedbound.

Details:
Mr. Nomaguchi was strangled to death by his wife, who then killed herself.

Perpetrator: Yuriko Nomaguchi (Wife).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Akira Uwashitomi

No PhotoName: Akira Uwashitomi.
Died: February 14, 2018.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kameoka City, Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Mr. Uwashitomi was stomped to death by his son, who was tired of caring for him.

Perpetrator: Kei Uwashitomi (Son), charged with manslaughter.

Source:
Kyoto: Man, 31, accused of stomping nearly bedridden father to death
31-year-old man arrested for killing bedridden father

Akie Imai

No PhotoName: Akie Imai.
Died: February 7, 2018.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan.
Disability: Stroke, causing hemiparesis and speech impediment.

Details:
Akie was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Tokuji Imai (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Tochigi: Man, 85, admits to strangling bedridden wife to death
85-year-old husband says he strangled sick wife to ‘put her out of her misery’

Sumiko Kobayashi

No PhotoName: Sumiko Kobayashi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Sakae, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Details:
Sumiko’s son beat her several times in the last days of her life, until she died.

Perpetrator: Ichiro Kobayashi (Son), arrested on suspicion of inflicting injury.

Source: Man arrested over death of 84-year-old mother

Airi Kakimoto

No PhotoName: Airi Kakimoto.
Died: December 23, 2017 (Body found; died December 18, 2017).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Mental illness, either schizophrenia or “integration disorder”.

Details:
When she was sixteen or seventeen years old, Airi was diagnosed with a mental illness. Within a year, her parents were using a room in their house to serve as a jail for their daughter. It was unheated and bare, and contained only two mats, a makeshift toilet, and a tube connected to a water tank outside. Airi stayed in this room for fifteen or more years. She was denied clothing and fed only once a day. Too thin to keep herself warm, she died of hypothermia, weighing 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Perpetrator: Yasutaka Kakimoto (Father) and Yukari Kakimoto (Mother), both arrested and charged with illegally disposing of a body.

Source:
Parents of dead woman admit confining her for 15 years
Parents arrested after daughter kept in tiny cell for 17 years dies:The Asahi Shimbun
Parents of dead Osaka woman reportedly admit confining her for 15 years
Parents knew their locked-up daughter was in dire state: police:The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese couple who confined their daughter rearrested over her freezing death
Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years

Masako Kumada

No PhotoName: Masako Kumada.
Died: October 16, 2017.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otawara City, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Ms. Kumada’s husband slit her throat with a knife because he was “worried about their future as a married couple”.

Perpetrator: Masao Kumada (Husband), arrested.

Source: Tochigi man stabs bedridden wife to death

Kyoji Hattori

No PhotoName: Kyoji Hattori.
Died: September 7, 2017.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Otaki, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Mr. Hattori was strangled to death by his son.

Perpetrator: Kazuo Hattori (Son), arrested.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of 88-year-old father – Japan Today
Chiba man strangles father, 88, with electrical cord due to ‘uncertain future’

Hideko Mizutani

No Photo
Name: Hideko Mizutani.
Died: August 28, 2017.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Yokohama, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Ms. Mizutani’s grandson killed her by stabbing her in the neck.

Perpetrator: Taisuke Mikami (Grandson), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 34-year-old man arrested over murder of 90-year-old grandmother

Yoshiaki Tamekiyo

No PhotoName: Yoshiaki Tamekiyo.
Died: May 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Yoshiaki’s wife stopped feeding him, and he died of starvation.

Perpetrator: Nobuko Tamekiyo (Wife), arrested.

Source: Woman arrested for starving to death husband who had dementia