Akira Nishiguchi

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Akira Nishiguchi
Born Akira Nishiguchi
December 14, 1925
Osaka, Japan
Died December 11, 1970(1970-12-11) (aged 44)
Cause of death Hanging; Capital punishment
Other names Black Gold Medalist
Criminal penalty Death
Victims 5
Span of crimes
October 18, 1963–December 29, 1963
Country Japan
State(s) Fukuoka, Shizuoka, Tokyo
Date apprehended
January 3, 1964

Akira Nishiguchi (西口 彰, Nishiguchi Akira, December 14, 1925 – December 11, 1970) was a Japanese serial killer and fraudster. While engaging in confidence scams, he murdered two people, was put on the most wanted list, and killed three others while escaping. The police also regretted that they didn't find Nishiguchi, who was found by an 11-year-old girl. A prosecutor called him "the Black Gold Medalist in history".[1] Ryuzo Saki published a book about Nishiguchi, which became the basis for the film Vengeance Is Mine. His crimes were the direct catalyst for the creation of the Japanese "Metropolitan Designated Case" system[citation needed]


  1. ^ 西口彰連続強盗殺人事件 (in Japanese). 無限回廊. Archived from the original on 1 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 

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