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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on April 19th, 2008

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    Hi Blog. Now here’s where Japan’s judiciary gets really astounding.

    We have (insufficient) news reports about a case earlier this month of a Filipina suspected of being killed by a Japanese man, and having her body parts stowed in a locker in Hamamatsu Station (yes, the one with the Monorail; how many times have I walked past that spot?).

    Then it turns out this guy, Nozaki Hiroshi, had killed a Filipina some years before, and apparently tried to flush her body parts down a toilet.

    For that previous crime, Nozaki was convicted, but only sentenced to three years plus. It wasn’t even judged a murder. And he got out allegedly to kill again.

    Oddly enough, Nozaki’s jail sentence was only a bit more than Nigerian citizen Mr Idubor’s, and Idubor’s conviction was for alleged rape, not murder. Yet Nozaki was apparently caught red-handed, while there was no physical evidence and discrepant testimony in Idubor’s Case. Ironically, that means that under these judicial litmus tests, the women involved could have been killed and it would have made no difference in the sentencing. That is, if you’re a Japanese criminal victimizing a foreigner, it seems. It’s getting harder to argue that the J judiciary is color-blind towards judging criminals and victims.

    Sorry, I’ve seen a lot of funny things come out of this judicial system. But I’m having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around this one.

    Sources follow. Arudou Debito in Sapporo

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    Murder suspect hid body parts in locker
    Kyodo News/The Japan Times: Tuesday, April 8, 2008
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20080408a3.html
    Courtesy of notnotchris and Red at Stippy.com

    A man suspected of dismembering the body of a Filipino bar hostess in a high-rise Tokyo apartment last week was arrested Monday after he attempted suicide in Saitama Prefecture, police said.

    Hiroshi Nozaki, 48, slashed his wrist Sunday evening on a road in Kawaguchi and dialed 119 himself, the police said. In the ambulance on the way to a hospital, he handed a memo to rescue workers indicating where the remaining body parts of Kamiosawa Honiefaith Ratila, 22, were hidden, the police said.

    His injury was not life-threatening, they said.

    Based on the memo, officers found some 10 body parts, including a piece of the woman’s chest, in a coin locker at the World Trade Center in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, the police said.

    The pieces were packed in a large suitcase, but the head was still missing, the police said.

    Nozaki was arrested on suspicion of mutilating a corpse. The police plan to add a murder charge. He has refused to talk to investigators, they said.

    According to sources, Nozaki committed a similar crime in 2000. He was convicted and served a prison term for dismembering a 27-year-old Filipino woman he was dating, they said. He was not charged with murder due to lack of evidence.

    In Thursday’s incident, a paper bag containing a severed body part of the bar hostess was found in her high-rise apartment in the Odaiba waterfront area in Minato Ward.

    The bag contained a 30-sq.-cm piece of human flesh from Ratila’s waist, which was apparently severed by a knife. A blood-soaked futon was found in the kitchen, the police said.

    The apartment was shared by Nozaki, Ratila and two other Filipino women who work at the same bar in the Roppongi entertainment district, according to the police.

    Although they initially believed Nozaki was employed by the bar to keep tabs on the hostesses, he is unemployed.

    Ratila failed to report to work Thursday night, so a roommate went to look for her.

    When she got to the apartment she encountered Nozaki carrying a severed body part. She fled to a nearby police box, but he was gone by the time police arrived.

    The Japan Times: Tuesday, April 8, 2008
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    Eye-opening roundup of the case and media sources by Red at Stippy.com. See photos and video there. Excerpting text:
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    What would have happened if she was an American?
    Red on Apr 10 2008 at 12:25 am | Filed under: Japan: News and Media
    http://www.stippy.com/japan-news-and-media/chopped-up-filipina-body-found-in-tokyo-coin-locker/

    PHOTO: Kamiosawa: Murdered and Chopped Up in Tokyo

    How many of you have been following the attempted suicide of Hiroshi Nozaki (野崎浩) on April 6? I’m guessing not that many of you, because for some reason it’s not really receiving that much air time on Japanese TV. Nozaki’s suicide is particularly controversial because after calling an ambulance he gave instructions to the doctor to search in a coin locker at the Hamamatsucho Station (浜松町駅) next to the World Trade Center Building. Inside the locker was a suitcase filled with 10 chopped up body parts of a 22 year old Filipina woman, Honiefaith Ratilla Kamiosawa. As foreigners in Japan, there is more to this story than the Japanese media make out. How much different would this situation be if she were say, American? Or perhaps if she was a Japanese national, and the killer was an African American?

    In case you haven’t seen the news let me give you a very brief rundown on what appears to have happened:

    PHOTO: Hiroshi Nozaki – Cut up Pinay into Pieces

    Nozaki shared an apartment in Odaiba with the woman and 2 of her cousins. It seems that the 3 women all worked at the same hostess club in Roppongi.

    Nozaki was a regular patron of Kamiosawa’s establishment, and he was hooked on Filipino women. He offered to pay half of Kamiosawa’s rent, on the condition that he could move in with her. She accepted.
    Kamiosawa and Nozaki got in to a fight after Nozaki failed to pay his share of the rent. The police believe that Nozaki murdered Kamiosawa on April 3.

    After killing Kamiosawa, Nozaki carved her body up in their bath and tried to hide the cause of death by washing her in their washing machine.

    Three days later, Nozaki supposedly attempted to commit suicide by slitting his wrists (hmmm) but then called an ambulance for help (hmmm) . That’s a sure fire way of ensuring that you don’t die.

    VIDEO: This video is a sample nonchalant media coverage that this case got on Japanese TV (Japanese language). The last line in the story regarding the washing machine trick is particularly interesting. Translation: “It is thought that Nozaki washed the parts of the body in a washing machine before putting them in a suitcase. The police are thinking about whether to charge him with Murder also”.

    This alone is a pretty horrific story. But I ask you, Why isn’t this a bigger issue? Why isn’t it getting more press? Why is it that the life of a Filipino is deemed to be so worthless? Would it have been any different if she was an American? Of course it would have. It would be a high profile international crime case. President Bush would be knocking on Fukuda’s door. I know that Japan is an important country for the Philippines but come on? Where is the power of your politicians? Why aren’t they making a bigger issue of this? The future of the Philippines rides on the success of its overseas workers, it can’t afford to allow Japan to get away with something like this? Has anybody seen any comments from the Embassy?

    PHOTO: Coin Lockers at the Tokyo Monorail; Hamamatsucho Station where the body was found

    What makes it even worse, is that it is not the first time that this has happened. In fact it is not even the first time that this man has carved up a pinay! I can hear your jaw dropping and hitting the floor right now. Nozaki was arrested and sentenced in 2000 for three and a half years jail for carving up the body of another 27 year old Filipina girl that he was living with at the time. After hacking up her body, he flushed it down the toilet of a park in Yokohama!

    This raises a few more questions. Why on earth was he only given a 3.5 year jail sentence? You’re never going to believe this, but apparently he wasn’t found guilty of murder at all. He was “only” found guilty of “mutilating and abandoning of a dead body” (死体損壊・遺棄). At the time he claimed that when he woke up she was lying dead beside him. Well, I guess that explains why he then cut her up into pieces doesn’t it. The investigation into the death of the 27 year old is still unsolved. This is wrong in so many ways (unless of course, Nozaki genuinely couldn’t pay for the funeral of the sexy young lady who died of natural causes in bed next to him – in which case chopping her up and disposing of her in a more unorthodox, though frugal way would have of course been the only option…)

    How do you decide that three and a half years is an appropriate term for the “mutilating and abandoning of a dead body”?

    Why isn’t it obvious that a man who was overheard fighting with a Filipina dancer and then caught flushing her body down a park toilet killed her, too?

    Why does Japan allow such sickos to go back out into society?

    Why would this story have been so different if either of the girls were American?

    Perhaps even more provoking yet, why would this story have been so different if the murderer was an American? (Or even if the girl was British!)
    ENDS

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    Tabloid Tidbits: Clumsy cop the link between mutilated Filipina, slain stalker victim
    Nikkan Gendai (4/10/08) Courtesy of Mainichi Waiwai
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/culture/waiwai/news/20080412p2g00m0dm004000c.html

    There’s a link between the arrest of habitual Filipina mutilator Hiroshi Nozaki and one of Japan’s most notorious crimes ever — the slaying of a Saitama Prefecture woman who was ignored by the cops when she complained about being stalked, according to Nikkan Gendai (4/10).

    The link is Hiroshi Nishimura, who was head of the Saitama Prefectural Police in October 1999 when the stalker slaying occurred, and the now-62-year-old former top cop was lambasted by the public for his appalling mishandling of the case.

    But at the same time, the same force that Nishimura headed had also arrested Nozaki for chopping up the body of another Filipina, but stuffed up that investigation so badly he was never charged with that woman’s murder.

    The stalker slaying created public outcry. A young woman filed a criminal complaint to the Saitama Prefectural Police’s Ageo Police Station, saying that she was being stalked by a man threatening her with violence. Police did nothing about the case and the man she had been accusing stabbed her to death in broad daylight on the streets of Okegawa, Saitama Prefecture. Ageo cops later forged paperwork in an effort to appear a little less lax, but eventually several police were punished for their poor handling of the case, including Nishimura.

    While all this was going on, Nishimura’s cops had Nozaki in their custody.

    “In September 1999, he was charged with embezzlement for not returning a car he had rented. During his trial in January 2000, he said that he had mutilated a Filipina’s body in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, so he was arrested for mutilation of a corpse,” a Saitama Prefectural Police insider tells Nikkan Gendai. “Just like this case, Nozaki cut up the body in an apartment and dumped the parts in a public toilet in a park. The Saitama police tried to pin a murder charge on Nozaki, but they couldn’t find any evidence to pin him to the case and he refused to talk. He wasn’t even charged for the murder.”

    Eventually, Nozaki was released from jail after serving just three years behind bars. He’s back in confinement now, having been arrested Monday, accused of chopping up the body of 22-year-old nightclub hostess Honiefith Ratilla Kamiosawa.

    Nishimura, meanwhile, quickly bounced back from his tumultuous time at the head of the Saitama Prefectural Police. He was eventually transferred to Kyushu before he retired in September 2003 and landed a cushy job as the president of a security company based in Fukuoka.

    “It’s the biggest security company in western Japan, with annual earnings of about 19 billion yen,” the Saitama police insider says.

    Considering he let Nozaki go, perhaps Nishimura would like to comment on the current case.

    “I don’t really know much about it,” he tells the lowbrow afternoon tabloid in a statement released through his company.

    Ironic, Nikkan Gendai muses, considering his reply when asked for a comment about the stalker slaying not long after it happened.

    “We haven’t got the investigation documents,” Nikkan Gendai quotes Nishimura saying at the time, “So I don’t really know much about it.” (By Ryann Connell)
    ENDS
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    死体損壊:女性切断の疑いで同居の男を逮捕 東京・台場
    毎日新聞 2008年4月7日 11時37分(最終更新 4月7日 14時45分)
    http://mainichi.jp/select/jiken/news/20080407k0000e040041000c.html

    遺体の一部が見つかったコインロッカー(右)=東京都港区浜松町で2008年4月7日午前11時47分、石井諭撮影

     東京都港区台場のマンションの一室で、腰の部分とみられる肉片などが見つかった事件で、警視庁捜査1課は7日、この部屋に住む職業不詳の野崎浩容疑者(48)を死体損壊容疑で逮捕し、東京湾岸署に捜査本部を設置した。また、被害者は同居のフィリピン国籍の女性で、東京・六本木の飲食店店員、カミオオサワ・ハニーフィット・ラティリアさん(22)と判明した。

     野崎容疑者は、交際していたフィリピン人女性(当時27歳)の遺体を99年春ごろ切断したとして00年1月に埼玉県警に死体損壊・遺棄容疑で逮捕され、懲役3年6月の実刑判決を受け、服役している。

     調べでは、野崎容疑者は3日夜、この部屋でラティリアさんの遺体を刃物などで切断、解体した疑い。「黙秘します」と供述している。捜査本部は、ラティリアさんを殺害した疑いでも追及する。

     野崎容疑者は6日夜、埼玉県川口市内の路上で手首を切り自殺を図り、自ら119番通報した。その際、持っていたメモに基づき、東京都港区浜松町2のビル2階のコインロッカーを捜索したところ、7日未明、スーツケースに入った胸などの肉片十数個が見つかった。

     部屋の肉片はDNA鑑定でラティリアさんと判明、ロッカーの肉片もラティリアさんとみて調べる。捜査本部は頭部など見つかっていない遺体の捜索を続ける。野崎容疑者とラティリアさんは、ラティリアさんと同じ店に勤めるフィリピン人女性2人と同居していた。【川上晃弘、佐々木洋、古関俊樹】

    OFFICIAL TRANSLATION OF THE ABOVE JAPANESE

    Man arrested for mutilation of Filipina hostess
    (Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2008
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/national/archive/news/2008/04/07/20080407p2a00m0na026000c.html

    A Japanese man who became the prime suspect in the murder of his Filipina hostess roommate was arrested Monday for mutilating her body, police said.

    Hiroshi Nozaki, 48, a resident of Tokyo’s Minato-ku and of unknown occupation, was arrested for the desecration of the body of his 22-year-old nightclub hostess roommate Honiefith Ratilla Kamiosawa.

    Nozaki, who has served time for mutilating a Filipina he once dated almost a decade ago, is exercising his right to remain silent while being investigated in a criminal case.

    Police said Nozaki dismembered Ratilla’s body and chopped it up into little parts on or around the night of April 3.

    Police said Nozaki attempted suicide on Sunday night in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, slashing his wrists, but later called for an ambulance when he didn’t die. Based on notes he had with him at the time, police went to a coin locker in the World Trade Center building in Minato-ku, where early Monday they found a suitcase containing several body parts.

    DNA testing has confirmed human remains found in Nozaki’s apartment belonged to Ratilla and the parts found in the locker are also believed to be hers. The woman’s dismembered head has not been found and investigators continue searching for it.

    Nozaki and Ratilla shared an apartment with two other Filipinas.

    In January 2000, Nozaki was arrested for the illegal disposal in about spring 1999 of the body of a 27-year-old Filipina he had been dating. He was later convicted and served time in prison for the offense.
    ENDS

    5 Responses to “Filipina allegedly killed by J man, one let out of jail despite killing another Filipina in past”

    1. ponta Says:

      Mr Arudou, let’s check the facts before you jump to the conclusion.
      Last time,Nozaki was found guilty for the destruction of Corpse.

      野崎容疑者は11年、飲食店勤務のフィリピン人女性=当時(27)=の遺体を切断、捨てたなどとして埼玉県警に死体損壊容疑などで逮捕され、懲役3年6月の実刑判決を受けている

      http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/crime/080407/crm0804071243014-n2.htm
      http://s04.megalodon.jp/2008-0419-0310-11/sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/crime/080407/crm0804071243014-n2.htm
      And、

      Article 190. (Destruction of Corpses)
      A person who damages, abandons or unlawfully possesses a corpse, the ashes or
      hair of a dead person, or an object placed in a coffin shall be punished by
      imprisonment with work for not more than 3 years.

      We don’t know and the court does not know he killed the woman, but we know and the court knows he committed the destruction of Corpse.
      Why do you know he killed the woman? because Nozaki is Japanese?

      He was sentenced three years and 6 months in prison, but the maximum penalty for the crime is 3 years in prison. So he must also have been charged with another crime.

      I am sure Nozaki will be charged with murder this time, considering the evidences we have.

      Now Mr Idubor’s charge was quasi-rape.

      Article 177 (Rape)
      A person who, through assault or intimidation, forcibly commits sexual intercourse
      with a female of not less than thirteen years of age commits the crime of rape and
      shall be punished by imprisonment with work for a definite term of not less than 3
      years. The same shall apply to a person who commits sexual intercourse with a
      female under thirteen years of age.
      Article 178. (Quasi Forcible Indecency; Quasi Rape)
      (1) A person who commits an indecent act upon a male or female by taking
      advantage of loss of consciousness or inability to resist, or by causing a loss of
      consciousness or inability to resist, shall be punished in the same manner as
      prescribed for in Article 176.
      (2) A person who commits sexual intercourse with a female by taking advantage of a
      loss of consciousness or inability to resist, or by causing a loss of consciousness or inability to resist, shall be punished in the same matter as prescribed in the
      preceding Article.

      According to the court text, Mr Ibudor admitted he molested the woman, the fact that you and Mr Ibudor have been covering up unitl pointed out. Mr Idubor now claims that the police made the document up, but as far as the court text goes, he didn’t deny it at the court. Mr Arudou has rejected the request to give his wife and sister a chance to explain whether he denied it at the court and/or why he didn’t deny it at the court..

      Mr Ibudor was sentenced three years in prison now he is appealing to the higher court.

      I hope you give him and his wife and sister to give full explanation in other blogs.

      As for the media report, Nozaki’s case is reported pretty widely in Japan.

      Sankei

      http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/crime/080407/crm0804071243014-n2.htm
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      Video

      http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4zmv9_news

      And in the video, the reporter interviewed the vicitm’s mother. The victim’s mother said she thought Japan was a safe place.

      Do you know Japanese woman was killed in Philippine recently?

      http://www.asahi.com/international/update/0404/TKY200804040316.html

      フィリピン・ルソン島で日本人女性殺される

      2008年04月04日21時12分

       【マニラ=木村文】フィリピン国家警察によると、ルソン島カビテ州ロサリオの民家で4日、この家に住む日本人女性で会社員のパレデス陽子さん(36)=兵庫県出身=とみられる遺体が見つかった。首などを刃物で刺されており、強盗殺人の可能性があるとして捜査をしている。

       調べによると、パレデスさんはフィリピン人男性と結婚しているが、夫は日本で働いており、フィリピンの自宅に1人で住んでいたという。4日朝、出勤してこないことを心配した同僚が自宅に行き、2階で倒れていた女性を発見したという。

      There is only one article about this murder in Japanese media. Do you think it is unfair?
      Do you think we should make a fuss about it, cursing the Philippines, Philippine judicial system, Filipinos as you do to Japan?

      I am not sure what would have happened if the victim was an American.

      Was it unfair of Japanese media to ask for imformation for a missing American woman in Hokkaido when Japanese media do not usually ask imformation for a missing Japanese?
      Japan probe reported it http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=4304
      but you didn’t though you live in Hokkaido and you claim to be helping foreingers in Japan. You want to be that fair?

      We know when the victim was Britain, there was sensational reports about it in Japan and in England.
      Not every murder in Japan where the victim is Japanese is covered in Japanese media.
      Do you think Japanese media should sensationalize every incident of murder?

      Mr Arudou, let’s find the truth, or just try. Let’s be fair. Let’s not suppress the speech, let’s not suppress the truth. Let’s not be bullshit.

    2. E.P Lowe Says:

      Debito, whilst this post is targeted at you – I hope you don’t mind me replying, as it is so general in it’s accusations that it targets all foreigners and naturalised Japanese in this country.

      Mr Arudou, let’s check the facts before you jump to the conclusion.
      Last time,Nozaki was found guilty for the destruction of Corpse.

      Well, I certainly think it says something that there is even such a crime in Japan. Perhaps it’s because the police rely so much on coerced confessions that they cannot build a reasonably logical case without said confessions. If someone doesn’t crack – get them on ‘destruction of a corpse’.

      In the UK having knowledge of where someone’s corpse is located is a pretty strong link in a murder/manslaughter case. I guess J-Police and the prosecutors are too used to getting their cases handed to them through torture?

      Why do you know he killed the woman? because Nozaki is Japanese?

      I’m guessing it’s because he knows where the body is – perhaps, and this is a stretch, he knows because he was involved in her killing? Your attempt to bring racisim into it is sickening.

      I am sure Nozaki will be charged with murder this time, considering the evidences we have.

      It’s a pity the Japanese legal system requires two murders to nail a Japanese murderer – at least if the victim is a foreigner.

      According to the court text, Mr Ibudor admitted he molested the woman, the fact that you and Mr Ibudor have been covering up unitl pointed out. Mr Idubor now claims that the police made the document up, but as far as the court text goes, he didn’t deny it at the court. Mr Arudou has rejected the request to give his wife and sister a chance to explain whether he denied it at the court and/or why he didn’t deny it at the court..

      Ah! The court text. In Japanese. The admission – in Japanese. Failing to deny, at the court…in Japanese. Do you see where I’m going?

      The defendant is tricked into signing papers. He is given his day in court – but is expected to be capable of communicating in Japanese. There’s a word for a court case where the defendant is not allowed to defend themselves – a SHOW TRIAL. Stalin loved them!

      That said, as recent cases show – being able to argue your case in Japanese is no guarantee that your case will be dealt with fairly – as recent cases show.

      Do you know Japanese woman was killed in Philippine recently?

      No.

      here is only one article about this murder in Japanese media. Do you think it is unfair?

      I do think it’s unfair and uncaring that the Japanese media have produced only one article about this killing.

      Do you think we should make a fuss about it, cursing the Philippines, Philippine judicial system, Filipinos as you do to Japan?

      I’ll deal with the substance of this first – you should only make a fuss about the case if the Philippine police do not put an effort into finding the lady’s killers. And if they find the killers, but the Philippine judicial system is incapable of convicting them against strong evidence – then yes, you should complain!

      However, in the last part of your quote above you seem to imply that Mr Arudou curses Japanese people. This I have never observed. I think you are making baseless accusations – and hoping they will stick. That is at least misguided – if it is intentional it is despicable!

      I am not sure what would have happened if the victim was an American.

      I’m guessing the American authorities would want the crime investigated thoroughly and fairly. However, Mr Arudou isn’t American – he’s Japanese. Could you explain why you made the link to America?

      Was it unfair of Japanese media to ask for imformation for a missing American woman in Hokkaido when Japanese media do not usually ask imformation for a missing Japanese?
      Japan probe reported it http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=4304
      but you didn’t though you live in Hokkaido and you claim to be helping foreingers in Japan. You want to be that fair?

      Well – do you mean missing Japanese abroad or in Japan? It’s hard to see the point you are trying to make in either case. The case of the American lady in Hokkaido has been widely reported and Mr Arudou’s site is not a news site, it’s an activist site – it won’t add to the search. Are you looking for her? I’m keeping an eye out.

      We know when the victim was Britain, there was sensational reports about it in Japan and in England.
      Not every murder in Japan where the victim is Japanese is covered in Japanese media.

      Ah! see if you can follow the logic:

      Lady murdered and left in a sand-filled bathtub in the safest country on earth. Shocking news! Of course the British newspapers are going to report it. Especially when the Japanese police let the killer slip through their fingers.

      Briton murdered in Britain and left in a sand-filled bathtub. Oh! Actually, yes – there would be sensational reports!

      Do you think Japanese media should sensationalize every incident of murder?

      They should at least report it – and in cases where the police or judiciary have not performed their duty there should be sensational reports.

      By the way, I do take exception to your use of the word ‘sensational’. You seem to imply that the murder is being given more coverage than it deserves.

      IT’S COLD BLOODED MURDER. IT DESERVES COVERAGE. Lindsay Ann Hawker was a human being and her killer was allowed to escape by police incompetence. THAT IS NEWS!

      Mr Arudou, let’s find the truth, or just try. Let’s be fair. Let’s not suppress the speech, let’s not suppress the truth. Let’s not be bullshit.

      I think you’d just like it if we all shut up, stopped drawing attention to the shameful things that Japanese society tolerates and went away. That is bullshit!

      Keep up the good work Debito!!!

      –Thanks very much. And to answer your first question, I don’t mind you replying. I wish more people would, to pedants and willful obfuscators like “Ponta”, whoever he is… There are only so many hours in a day.

    3. debito Says:

      Another thoughtful essay on this case from Trans Pacific Radio:

      http://www.transpacificradio.com/2008/04/19/serial-mutilator-hiroshi-nozaki-also-a-serial-killer/

    4. Transmigrating Soul Says:

      Hi,

      I highly appreciate the attention that you have given to this case.

      I’m with a theatre group that is staging a play based on this. I hope that in a performing art’s own little way, this small play can draw attention not only to this particular crime, but to similar ones as well. And then, who knows…justice finally perhaps?

      http://www.tokyoplayers.org/?lang=1&page=58&mode=detail&event=14

    5. Mumei Says:

      [Personal feelings about the death sentence aside…]
      Nozaki Hiroshi is not being let off easily this time. His life sentence was overturned and he has been sentenced to death.

      二審は死刑、無期懲役を破棄 比女性殺害で東京高裁判決
      http://www.asahi.com/national/update/1008/TKY201010080318.html

       1999年と2008年にフィリピン人女性2人を殺害し、うち1人の遺体を切断して捨てたとして、殺人と死体損壊・遺棄の罪に問われた無職野崎浩被告(51)の控訴審で、東京高裁は8日、08年事件を無期懲役とした一審・東京地裁判決を破棄し、求刑通り死刑とする判決を言い渡した。99年事件について懲役14年(求刑無期懲役)とした一審判決は支持した。

       一審判決によると、野崎被告は99年、横浜市内で交際相手のフィリピン人女性(当時27)を殺害。08年には東京・台場で別のフィリピン人女性(当時22)を殺害し、遺体を切断して捨てた。

       99年事件については翌年に死体遺棄・損壊罪で実刑判決が確定しているため、刑法の規定で併合できず、それぞれの事件について判決が言い渡された。

      – Thanks for the update.

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