A Japanese language teacher was violently attacked in a possible hate crime while visiting Seattle Chinatown on February 25.
A decade ago, Japan, land of the Rising Sun, was met with one of the greatest natural disasters in modern history. The March 11th, 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan was a devastating 9.0-9.1 magnitude on the rector scale. In the country, it is commonly referred to as the Great East Japan earthquake, 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the Great Sendai earthquake, or the Great Tohoku earthquake.
Japan currently ranks the worst amongst advanced countries in regards to their gender gap. Placing 121st out of 153 countries for its abysmal inclusion of women in spaces of politics and economics.
Japan is taking a new initiative to combat the rising rate of suicide in the country. Appointed to the role, ‘Minister of Loneliness’, Tetsushi Sakamoto is tasked with easing the spike in sentiments of depression and isolation across the country.
This week in true crime, we discuss the Japanese “Twitter killer” and a killer teen in West Virginia.