Summary: Japanese unemployed janitor and mass murderer who was initially sentenced to death in the fatal stabbings of eight grade-school students and wounding 15 others in the June 2001 Osaka school massacre at Ikeda Elementary School in Osaka Prefecture, Japan becoming the second-largest mass murder in recent Japanese history since 1995, and who had a history of mental illness including schizophrenia prior to the deadly attack.
Cause of Death: Executed by hanging
Born: November 23, 1963
Died: September 14, 2004
Location: Osaka, Japan