Japanese Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Japanese Criminals

 1 Issei Sagawa

Issei Sagawa.
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Famous As: Public orator
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.

 2 Hideki Tojo

Hideki Tojo.
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Famous As: 27th Prime Minister of Japan
Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: KĊjimachi, 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.

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 3 Tsutomu Miyazaki

Tsutomu Miyazaki.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: August 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Itsukaichi
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.

 4 Mutsuhiro Watanabe

Mutsuhiro Watanabe.
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Famous As: Imperial Japanese Army Corporal
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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 5 Futoshi Matsunaga

Futoshi Matsunaga.
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

 6 Sada Abe

Sada Abe
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Famous As: Geisha, Criminal
Birthdate: May 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanda

 7 Yukio Yamaji

Yukio Yamaji
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 28, 2009
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 8 Kazuo Taoka

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

 9 Iwao Hakamada

Iwao Hakamada
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Famous As: Boxer, Murderer
Birthdate: March 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan