Japanese Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Japanese Criminals

 1 
Hideki Tojo
(27th Prime Minister of Japan)

Hideki Tojo
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Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948

Hideki Tojo headed the Imperial Japanese Army and was the Japanese minister of war, apart from being Japan’s prime minister from 1941 to 1944. His tenure witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers, Tojo was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death.

 2 
Tsutomu Miyazaki
(Serial Killer)

Tsutomu Miyazaki
19
Birthdate: August 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Itsukaichi, Tokyo
Died: June 17, 2008
Japanese serial killer, rapist, and cannibal Tsutomu Miyazaki, better known as the Otaku Murderer or the Little Girl Murderer, kidnapped and killed four girls, from ages 4 to 7, and then dismembered the bodies and indulged in necrophilia. He was convicted in 1997 and hanged to death in 2008.

 3 
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
(Imperial Japanese Army Corporal)

Mutsuhiro Watanabe
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Birthdate: January 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 1, 2003

Mutsuhiro Watanabe was an Imperial Japanese Army soldier in World War II. Following Japan’s defeat, he was classified a war criminal for his mistreatment of prisoners of war (POWs) by the US Occupation authorities. However, the US authorities could not capture him. In his later years, he became an insurance salesman and grew wealthy.

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 4 
Issei Sagawa
(Public orator)

Issei Sagawa
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Birthdate: April 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Issei Sagawa is a Japanese murderer, necrophile, and cannibal. He garnered international attention when he murdered, mutilated, cannibalized, and raped Renée Hartevelt's corpse for several days in Paris in 1981. Although he was arrested, Sagawa was released two years later after being found legally insane. Issei Sagawa has been the subject of many documentary films.

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 5 
Sada Abe
(Geisha, Criminal)

Sada Abe
5
Birthdate: May 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanda

 6 
Yukio Yamaji
(Serial killer)

Yukio Yamaji
5
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 28, 2009

 7 
Yasunori Suzuki
(Serial killer)

Yasunori Suzuki
1
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Nogata, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: August 2, 2019
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 8 
Kaoru Kobayashi
(Murderer)

Kaoru Kobayashi
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Birthdate: November 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: February 21, 2013

 9 
Mamoru Takuma
(Murderer)

Mamoru Takuma
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Birthdate: November 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Itami, Hyogo, Japan
Died: September 14, 2004

 10 
Seiichi Endo
(Murder, Terrorist)

Seiichi Endo
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: July 6, 2018

 11 
Akira Mutō
(Military personnel)

Akira Mutō
1
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minamiaso, Kumamoto, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948

 12 
Norio Nagayama
(Serial killer, Novelist)

Norio Nagayama
2
Birthdate: June 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: August 1, 1997

 13 
Mun Se-gwang
(Terrorist)

Mun Se-gwang
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Birthdate: December 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: December 20, 1974

 14 
Tomomitsu Niimi
(Criminal)

Tomomitsu Niimi
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Birthdate: March 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 6, 2018

 15 

Masahiro Kanagawa
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Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: February 21, 2013

 16 
Genzo Kurita
(Serial killer)

Genzo Kurita
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Birthdate: November 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Akita, Japan
Died: October 14, 1959

 17 
Kazuo Taoka
(Gangster)

Kazuo Taoka
4
Birthdate: March 28, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Higashimiyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
Died: July 23, 1981

 18 
Kiyotaka Katsuta
(Serial killer)

Kiyotaka Katsuta
4
Birthdate: August 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Died: November 30, 2000

 19 
Akira Nishiguchi
(Serial killer, Frauster)

Akira Nishiguchi
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Birthdate: December 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: December 11, 1970

 20 
Kenichi Hirose
(Criminals)

Kenichi Hirose
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Birthdate: June 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 26, 2018

 21 
Iwane Matsui
(Former general in the Imperial Japanese Army and the commander of the expeditionary force sent to China in 1937)

Iwane Matsui
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948

 22 
Futoshi Matsunaga
(Serial killer)

Futoshi Matsunaga
4
Birthdate: April 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

 23 
Kazuaki Okazaki
(Murderer)

Kazuaki Okazaki
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Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mine, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: July 26, 2018

 24 
Hiroshi Maeue
(Serial killer)

Hiroshi Maeue
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 28, 2009

 25 
Shigematsu Sakaibara
(Military officer)

Shigematsu Sakaibara
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yamagata, Japan
Died: June 19, 1947

 26 
Yoshio Kodaira
(Serial killer)

Yoshio Kodaira
2
Birthdate: January 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tochigi, Japan
Died: October 5, 1949

 27 
Iwao Hakamada
(Boxer, Murderer)

Iwao Hakamada
1
Birthdate: March 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

 28 
Seisaku Nakamura
(Serial killer)

Seisaku Nakamura
1
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan
Died: 1943 AD

 29 
Kiyoshi Ōkubo
(Former Serial killer who raped and murdered eight women)

Kiyoshi Ōkubo
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Birthdate: January 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gunma, Japan
Died: January 22, 1976