Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan

Front Cover
Tuttle Publishing, 1996 - History - 312 pages
1 Review
When nerve gas was dispersed in Tokyo's subway system in March 1995, Japanese and non-Japanese alike were shocked. Wasn't Japan supposed to be an orderly, peaceful, and above all safe society with virtually no crime?
Not so. Mark Schreiber dispels this stereotype with a fascinating book in which he chronicles some of Japan's most astonishing crimes in the half-century since World War II: a bank robbery and murder in which the killings are carried out by poison; the theft of 300 million yen by a man who is able to peacefully convince four bank employees to step outside of their car for a moment; and, of course, the outrageous activities of Japan's most notorious religious group, AUM Supreme Truth.
The social and cultural circumstances attending many of the crimes are equally bizarre, and Schreiber addresses these, as well. Why did Okubo Kiyoshi's rape victims continue meeting him for dates after he violated them? How did Japanese ethics step in, when the evidence didn't stand on its own, to condemn Miura Kazuyoshi for killing his wife? Why did none of the journalists recording the murder of Nagano Kazuo try to intervene to try to save his life?
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

PROYECTO GENOCIDIO.
NARCOTRAFICO DE PRESIDENTES.
DENUNCIA EN EL PARLAMENTO VENEZOLANO.
MODELO BANCARIO PERFECTIBLE.
CHAVEZ PAY TO INTELIGENCY AGEN. DICIP CEBIN DIM TO KILL PEOPLE AN RADIATE PEOPLE.
CHAVEZ PAGA A AGENCIAS DE INTELIGENCIA PARA LE PRODUZACAN CANCER A VENEZOLANOS WWW.docs.google.com/open?id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
Kevin M. Sullivan
CHAVEZ PAY TO INTELIGENCY AGEN. DICIP CEBIN DIM TO KILL PEOPLE AN RADIATE PEOPLE.
CHAVEZ PAGA A AGENCIAS DE INTELIGENCIA PARA LE PRODUZACAN CANCER A VENEZOLANOS
WWW.docs.google.com/open?id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
Sintesis de Derecho Canonico: Metodo Sistematico Repertorio de Canones ...
http://books.google.co.ve/books?id=7VCBZ9H9H7MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=DERECHO+CANONICO&hl=es&sa=X&ei=pZLDUKL-LqnF0AHb0YBw#
CHAVEZ PAY TO INTELIGENCY AGEN. DICIP CEBIN DIM TO KILL PEOPLE AN RADIATE PEOPLE. PERFECTIBLE BANCK.
CHAVEZ PAGA A AGENCIAS DE INTELIGENCIA ESPAŅOLAS PARA QUE PRODUZACAN CANCER, VIOLACIONES Y ASESINATOS A VENEZOLANOS. BANCO PERFECTIBLE.
WWW.docs.google.com/open?id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
ROBOS CANONICO DEL REY ESPAŅA, ITALIA, ESPAŅA, SUIZA, INGLATERRA, ALEMANIA, CHINA JAPON Y COREA DEL NORTE.
WWW.docs.google.com/open?id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
CANONIC ROBS SPAINIAN KINGS, ITALY, SPAIN, SUISERLAND, ENGLAND, GERMANY, JAPAN, CINA, NORTH COREA .
CHAVEZ PAY TO RELIGIOUS INTELIGENCY AGEN. DICIP CEBIN DIM TO KILL PEOPLE AN RADIATE PEOPLE. PERFECTIBLE BANCK.CHAVEZ PAGA A AGENCIAS DE INTELIGENCIA ESPAŅOLAS PARA QUE PRODUZACAN CANCER, VIOLACIONES Y ASESINATOS A VENEZOLANOS. BANCO PERFECTIBLE.
CHAVEZ PAGA A AGENCIAS DE INTELIGENCIA ESPAŅOLAS PARA QUE PRODUZACAN CANCER, VIOLACIONES Y ASESINATOS A VENEZOLANOS. BANCO PERFECTIBLE.
Political theorist, and author of a best-selling cookbook, began life as a mercenary soldier and ended it as the head of the Vatican Library.
A papal official under the humanist Pope Pius II, he was a member of the humanist academies of Cardinal Bessarion and Pomponio Leto,
and was twice imprisoned for conspiring against Pope Paul II. Returning to favor under Pope Sixtus IV, he composed his most famous work,
a biographical compendium of the Roman popes from St. Peter down to his own time.
WWW.docs.google.com/open?id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
Robos Canonico DEL REY DE ESPAŅA.
Kanonischen ROBS SPAINIAN KINGS.
Chavez INTELIGENCY AGEN ZAHLEN. DICIP Cebin DIM TO KILL Menschen eine RADIATE PEOPLE. Perfectible BANCK.CHAVEZ PAGA A Agencias DE Inteligencia espaņolas PARA QUE PRODUZACAN KREBS, ASESINATOS VIOLACIONES Y A Venezolanos. BANCO perfectible.
WWW.docs.google.com/open?Id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
Robos Canonico DEL REY DE ESPAŅA.
Kanonieke beroof SPAINIAN KINGS.
CHAVEZ aan INTELIGENCY AGEN. TO KILL DICIP CEBIN DIM mense 'n straal MENSE. PERFECTIBLE BANCK.CHAVEZ paga A agencias DE inteligencia espaņolas PARA QUE PRODUZACAN kanker, VIOLACIONES Y ASESINATOS A VENEZOLANOS. BANCO PERFECTIBLE.
WWW.docs.google.com/open?Id=0B7rdd1w6dkcSamZTX1ZNWWZmVkk
When nerve gas was dispersed in Tokyo's subway system in March 1995, Japanese and non-Japanese alike were shocked. Wasn't Japan supposed to be an orderly, peaceful, and above all safe society with virtually no crime? Not so. Mark Schreiber dispels this stereotype with a fascinating book in which he chronicles some of Japan's most astonishing crimes in the half-century since World War II: a bank robbery and murder in which the killings are carried out by poison; the theft of 300 million yen by a man who is able to peacefully convince four bank employees to step outside of their car for a moment; and, of course, the outrageous activities of Japan's most notorious religious group, AUM Supreme Truth. The social and cultural circumstances attending many of the crimes are equally bizarre, and Schreiber addresses these
 

Review: Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan

User Review  - Dave Friedman - Goodreads

I commissioned and edited this book as a young editor at Tuttle. Read full review

Contents

I
9
II
13
III
19
IV
28
V
44
VI
66
VII
81
VIII
100
XI
158
XII
178
XIII
198
XIV
218
XV
237
XVI
254
XVII
276
XVIII
294

IX
119
X
138

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1996)

A newspaper and magazine columnist, translator and author, MARK SCHREIBER has lived in Asia since 1965, and currently makes his home in Tokyo. He is the author of The Dark Side: Infamous Japanese Crimes and Criminals (Kodansha International, 2001). GEOFF BOTTING is a Canadian who has lived in Japan
since graduating from the University of Victoria in 1986. He has worked as a journalist for the Mainichi Daily News, the Japan Times, NHK (the national broadcaster), and the Kyodo News Agency. He lives in Tokyo. Australian RYANN CONNELL is the Chief Editor of the Mainichi Daily News, a leading
internet source of news about Japan in English. He has lived in Japan for almost twenty years. MICHAEL HOFFMAN, originally from Montreal, Canada, is a freelance writers and translator living in Otaru, Hokkaido. He is the author of four books of fiction, the latest being Nectar Fragments
(Authorhouse, 2006). His website is www.michaelhoffman.squarespace.com. MASUO KAMIYAMA is the pseudonym of a Tokyo-based translator who has written for the Mainichi Daily News since 1985.

Bibliographic information