Summary: Japanese backpacker who was kidnapped in Iraq on October 19, 2004 while touring the country whose captors demanded that the Japanese government withdraw its humanitarian forces from Iraq (the Japanese government refused to give in to the demand), and whose captors have connections to terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Cause of Death: Homicide by beheading
Born: November 29, 1979
Died: October 29, 2004
Location: Baghdad, Iraq