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:
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:
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after 3 bodies found in central Japan home

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

Kiyoko Otsuka

Photo of an older Japanese woman wearing glasses and a blouse.Name: Kiyoko Otsuka.
Died: July 7, 2019.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Ms. Otsuka had been unable to go outside because of problems with her leg for several months. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law.

Ms. Otsuka was strangled by her daughter-in-law, who explained that she had done it because she couldn’t sleep because she was taking care of Ms. Otsuka.

Perpetrator: Fumiko Otsuka (Daughter-in-law), charged with murder.

Source:
Aichi: Woman, 70, suspected of killing bedridden mother-in-law

Eiichiro Kumazawa

Formal photo of a young, unsmiling Japanese man.Name: Eiichiro Kumazawa.
Died: June 1, 2019.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Developmental disability, hikikomori.

Details:
Eiichiro’s father stabbed him to death. He claimed self-defense, but Eiichiro had 36 stab wounds, while his father was barely scratched.

Perpetrator: Hideaki Kumazawa (Father), convicted of murder, sentenced to 6 years.

Source:
Ex-top bureaucrat appeals sentence for killing son
Ex-Bureaucrat Given 6-Year Prison Term over Murder of Son
Ex-top bureaucrat sentenced to six years in jail for murdering son
Japanese man is jailed for killing violent, reclusive son with kitchen knife
8 Years Sought for Ex-Bureaucrat over Murder of His Son
Tokyo prosecutors demand eight-year prison term for ex-farm bureaucrat Hideaki Kumazawa
8-year jail term sought for ex-top bureaucrat for murdering son
元次官長男殺害 「引きこもりは恥」と考える親の問題点

Sachio Uzue

No PhotoName: Sachio Uzue.
Died: May 30, 2019.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia, physical disability that made it difficult to walk.

Details:
Sachio’s husband killed her by stabbing her in the neck and bludgeoning her with a frying pan. He told police he was distressed because she had dementia and wanted to die with her.

Perpetrator: Toshio Uzue (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 69-year-old man arrested for killing 86-year-old wife who had dementia

Kazuno Soeda

No PhotoName: Kazuno Soeda.
Died: March 13, 2019.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Kazuno was strangled by her mother, who was tired of taking care of her.

Perpetrator: Mitsue Soeda (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 6-year-old girl strangled to death by mother
Tokyo: Woman accused of fatally strangling disabled 6-year-old daughter

Kiyoshi Suzukawa

No PhotoName: Kiyoshi Suzukawa.
Died: March 2, 2019.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Kiyoshi’s son strangled him to death. He said he had done it because caring for his father was stressful.

Perpetrator: Koji Suzukawa (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 46-year-old man kills bedridden father, then tries to kill himself

Kyoko and Hiroki Naito

No PhotoName: Kyoko Naito.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Diabetes, mobility impaired.

Name: Hiroki Naito.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Mental illness/hikikomori.

Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Ono, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Died: November 26, 2018.

Details:
Kyoko’s husband killed her and her son Hiroki by strangling them with a necktie.

Perpetrator: Hisaki Naito (Husband/Father), arrested.

Source:
Man arrested for killing bedridden wife, ‘hikikomori’ son
Gifu: Man strangles bedridden wife and shut-in son