Yoshihito and Yoshio Ohashi

No PhotoName: Yoshihito Ohashi.
Age at death: 32.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Name: Yoshio Ohashi.
Age at death: 65.
Disability: Stroke.

Died: November 17, 2021.
Cause of death: Fire.
Location: Asahi, Chiba, Japan.

Details:
Yoshihito and Yoshio, father and son, died in a house fire. Police arrested their wife and mother, who they say confessed to setting the fire because she was tired of caring for them.

Case Status:
Toshiko Ohashi (Wife/Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sources:
Woman arrested over arson-murders of bedridden husband, son
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Naomi Kaneko

No PhotoName: Naomi Kaneko.
Died: March 5, 2021.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, wheelchair user.

Details:
Naomi died from stab wounds to the head and torso. Police say that her aide, with whom she had been in a relationship, called them and admitted that he had “stabbed someone”.

Case Status:
Koichi Katayama (Boyfriend, aide), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of disabled woman in Tokyo apartment

Nanako Tokutani

No PhotoName: Nanako Tokutani.
Died: February 13, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Police found Nanako’s body floating in a lake, and her father, soaked with water, in his car in the parking lot. He allegedly kidnapped her from her special needs school, took her to the lake, and drowned her. He told police that his daughter’s disability was “a burden to [his] wife” and that he wanted to “escape this life”.

Case Status:
Kazuhiko Tokutani (Father), suspected of murder.

Source:
Nara: Man killed disabled 10-year-old daughter ‘to escape this life’
Man arrested in Nara Prefecture allegedly killed disabled daughter “to escape this life”

Teru Inaba

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Name: Teru Inaba.
Died: February 2, 2021.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Head injury.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Cognitive impairment; bedridden.

Details:
Ms. Inaba’s adult child allegedly punched her several times in the face, and she died from her injuries. Police said they reported being “tired of caring for her”.

Case status:
Megumi Inaba (Offspring), charged with murder.

Source:
Tokyo: Man, 52, accused in fatal assault of disabled mother
Woman arrested over death of 83-year-old disabled mother
Megumi Inaba’s gender is not consistent in news reports. –Ed.

Saburo Sato

No PhotoName: Saburo Sato.
Died: December 30, 2020.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Injuries from assault.
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Mr. Sato’s son is accused of beating him in the head and stomach; police say he admitted to the charge, saying he had “lost patience” with his father due to his dementia. When Mr. Sato lost consciousness, his son called emergency services, but he was declared dead at the hospital.

Case status:
Seiichi Sato (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Man, 44, accused of fatally assaulting senile father in Yokohama
Man arrested over murder of 73-year-old father

Yoko Shinya

No PhotoName: Yoko Shinya.
Died: September 4, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: A chronic diease.

Details:
Ms. Shinya’s son allegedly strangled her as she lay in her hospital bed. Hospital staff reported that they saw him trying to kill her and intervened, but she had been badly hurt and died hours later. Police say her son told them he “couldn’t bear watching” and wanted to “make her comfortable”.

Case status:
Akira Shinya (Son), arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of ailing mother in hospital
Saitama: Man, 50, strangles ill mother in hospital

Ryu Sakayama

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Name: Ryu Sakayama.
Died: July 17, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Strangulation.
Location: Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified mental disability.

Details:
Ryu’s mother allegedly strangled him as he slept. Police say she told them she was tired of caring for him.

Case status:
Ayano Sakayama (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Mom arrested for allegedly choking disabled son to death in west Japan
Woman arrested over death of mentally disabled son

Emi Yamamoto

No PhotoName: Emi Yamamoto.
Died: June 13, 2020.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Emi’s mother allegedly took her to a hotel and drowned her in the bathtub. Police say she told them she wanted to “ease [Emi’s] suffering”.

Case status:
Ryoko Yamamoto (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
71-year-old woman arrested over murder of disabled daughter

Mitsuo Oshima

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Name: Mitsuo Oshima.
Died: March 7, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; required caregiver.

Details:
Mitsuo’s wife was arrested on suspicion of killing him. Reportedly, she was tired of being his caregiver.

Case status:
Hitomi Oshima (Wife), arrested.

Source:
71-year-old woman arrested over murder of ailing husband

Shoko Takahashi

No PhotoName: Shoko Takahashi.
Died: March 4, 2020.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Fatal beating.
Location: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Shoko’s son allegedly beat her to death because she wouldn’t take her medicine. He said he was “tired of being her caregiver”.

Case status:
Noboru Takahashi (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
52-year-old man charged with killing 82-year-old mother