Japan ‘carried out death sentence for 2008 Akihabara mass killer’

Rescue workers gather at the site where a man went on a stabbing spree in Tokyo's Akihabara electronic shops street on June 8, 2008. A man, Tomohiro Kato, 25, went on a stabbing spree in a Tokyo neighbourhood famed for comic-book subculture, killing at least six people and leaving more than a dozen others injured, officials and reports said. (JIJI PRESS / STR / AFP)

TOKYO – The Japanese government carried out the death sentence of a man who went on a stabbing rampage in 2008, broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday, citing government sources.

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The man, Tomohiro Kato, ran a truck into Akihabara, Tokyo's busy shopping district, before going on a stabbing rampage, killing seven people and injuring 10.

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