Japan

The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan The Fat Man, the second of two atomic bombs, is dropped on Japan Though Nagasaki had been home to a major naval fleet during the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was largely populated by civilians during WWII. At the time the bomb fell, 250,000 of the 263,000 in Nagasaki… Continue reading The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

Japan · Political

The “Little Boy” atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945 Hiroshima, Japan The first of two atomic bombs are dropped on Japan The "Little Boy" exploded in Hiroshima which was the headquarters for the 2nd General Army and the Chugoku Regional Army. The bomb's blast killed approximately 70,000 people (roughly 20,000 Japanese military personnel, 20,000 Korean slave laborers, and 30,000 civilians). By… Continue reading The “Little Boy” atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

Executions · Japan

Two Japanese murderers hanged

July 28, 2009 Osaka, Japan Hiroshi Maeue (前上 博, left) and Yukio Yamaji (山地 悠紀夫, right) are hanged for murder Maeue, dubbed “The Suicide Website Murderer,” was hanged for murdering three victims in 2005. Each victim was found in an internet community dedicated to those who wanted to kill themselves. Maeue met three people —… Continue reading Two Japanese murderers hanged

Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man stabs dozens of disabled patients in hospital

July 26, 2016 Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan Satoshi Uematsu (植松 聖), 26, breaks into a care home for disabled people, ties up the staff, and goes from room to room stabbing residents in the neck as they sleep, killing 19 and wounding 26 Uematsu, who had previously worked at the care home, claimed the motive behind… Continue reading Man stabs dozens of disabled patients in hospital

Japan

Family of four murdered; man who may have been innocent convicted of crime

June 30, 1966 Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan A family of four is murdered in their home The family, who remained unnamed in the media, consisted of a father, mother, and two children. Each had been stabbed to death before their house was set on fire to destroy evidence. The prime suspect in the murders was… Continue reading Family of four murdered; man who may have been innocent convicted of crime