Shoko Takahashi

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

Details:
Shoko’s son beat her to death because she wouldn’t take her medicine.

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

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

Masatoshi Chiba

No PhotoName: Masatoshi Chiba.
Died: February 2, 2020.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic disease.

Details:
Masatoshi was strangled by his wife, who said she was “worn out from looking after him”.

Perpetrator: Mitsuko Chiba (Wife), arrested and confessed to murder.

Source: 69-year-old woman arrested over death of ailing husband

Masako Ikawa

No PhotoName: Masako Ikawa.
Died: December 28, 2019.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ms. Ikawa was strangled by her husband, who then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Tamotsu Ikawa (Husband).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Sayoko Inada

No PhotoName: Sayoko Inada.
Died: December 16, 2019.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fukoka, Japan.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Sayoko lived with her mother in a senior housing facility. Her mother, worried about finances, stabbed her to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
88-year-old woman, 70 year-old daughter die in apparent murder-suicide
Alleged elderly murder-suicide shows flaws in Japan nursing care insurance system
Woman in 80s stabs daughter, 70, to death, then self in Fukuoka

Shinobu, Yoshio, and Takio Kishimoto

No PhotoName: Shinobu Kishimoto.
Age at death: 95.
Disability: Unspecified disability requiring level-1 nursing care.

Name: Yoshio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 93.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Name: Takio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 70.
Disability: Stroke; used a cane.

Died: November 17, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan.

Details:
Shinobi and Yoshio lived with their son, Takio, and his wife. Takio’s wife killed them all by strangling them.

Takio was the CEO of a construction company, which he had inherited from Yoshio.

Perpetrator: Masako Kishimoto (Daughter-in-law of Shinobu and Yoshio; wife of Takio), charged with murder.

Source:
71-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of killing parents-in-law
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after 3 bodies found in central Japan home

Hide Fukaya

No PhotoName: Hide Fukaya.
Died: October 27, 2019.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Hide’s husband strangled her as she slept. He told police he was tired of caring for her.

Perpetrator: Fumiyuki Fukaya (Husband), charged with murder.

Source: 63-year-old man arrested for killing 88-year-old wife

Aiko Matsubara

No PhotoName: Aiko Matsubara.
Died: October 9, 2019.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Ms. Matsubara’s granddaughter killed her by stuffing a towel into her mouth until she suffocated.

Perpetrator: Akane Matsubara (Granddaughter), charged with murder.

Source: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her