Kazuo Nagano

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Kazuo Nagano (永野 一男?, Nagano Kazuo, August 1, 1952 – June 18, 1985) was chairman of the board at Toyota Shoji (unrelated to the car manufacturing company) which was responsible for swindling 3,855 people, mostly elderly, out of 12 billion yen. In 1985, two men – Masakazu Yano and Atsuo Iida[1] – entered his house in Osaka through the window while at least 40 reporters watched,[2] proceeding to stab him to death[3] with a bayonet. One of the murderers received an 8-year jail sentence while the other received a 10-year sentence.


  1. ^ Jameson, Sam (June 19, 1985). "Cameramen Wait Passively as Attack Is Committed : Murder in Japan: A Media Event". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Schreiber, Mark (1996). Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan. p. 294. 
  3. ^ "Seeing No Evil". Time. 1985-07-01. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 

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