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Akihabara marks 10th anniversary of deadly stabbing rampage english.kyodonews.net

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1¬†week, 4¬†days ago

Tokyo's Akihabara district, a popular spot for Japanese subculture, on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of a stabbing rampage that killed seven and injured 10 others.

A stand for flower offerings was set up near the intersection where Tomohiro Kato, a 35-year-old former temporary worker now on death row, mowed down pedestrians in a vehicle-free zone with a truck and randomly stabbed passers-by with a knife at around 12:30 p.m. on June 8, 2008.