July 2016: Mass Killing in Japan
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Mass Killing in Japan
- Early in the hours of July 25, 2016, a 26-year-old man named Satoshi Uematsu launches an attack on the Tsukui Yamayuri En care facility in Sagamihara, Japan, just south of Tokyo. Uematsu wields a knife, killing 19 and wounding 26 more. His target: the disabled patients at the facility. Uematsu, who drives to the local police station and turns himself in, is quoted saying, "I did it. It is better that disabled people disappear." This is Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko