Japan executes man over Tokyo stabbing rampage – reports

Tomohiro Kato, who killed seven people in 2008, was hanged on Tuesday in Japan’s first execution this year

A man convicted of stabbing seven people to death during a frenzied attack in Tokyo 14 years ago has been executed, Japanese media said.

The public broadcaster NHK and other news outlets said Tomohiro Kato, 39, had been hanged on Tuesday for the June 2008 rampage, which began when he drove his two-tonne truck into a crowd of pedestrians in Akihabara, a district of the capital known for its electronics stores and geek subculture.

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