Junko Furuta- a horrific true story


I was just reading wiki and this article shocked me to the core, who am I to think that my life is tough??I literally started crying reading about the various tortures she had to go through. I don’t think even if the perpetrators are caught today and killed in the exact same manner it would make any difference! I hope death has finally brought her some solace. If she  managed to make out alive after suffering like that, i can’t possibly imagine how her life must have had become. Where is our world leading to? I who was just 2 years old during this incident  and was in my own little world with my parents around me, while she was going through THIS??!!! Since this story is getting resurfaced after almost 20 years, the fact remains that her assaults and murderers are still alive and lurking somewhere free. If such a brutal incident can happen to some one  2 decades ago, think what is happening today? How many junko’s are suffering right now without our knowledge? If action is not taken against these predators, many more mothers will return to an empty cradle.

Source Wikipedia:

Concrete-encased high school girl murder (女子高生コンクリート詰め殺人事件, Joshikōsei konkurīto-zume satsujin-jiken) was a 1988-89 incident in which a Japanese girl, Junko Furuta (古田順子, Furuta Junko), 16 at that time, was murdered. This incident has a high level of notoriety in Japan.


The crime

In November 1988, Boy A (then 18), Boy B (Jo Kamisaku, then 17; Kamisaku was a new family name he took after being released from prison ), Boy C (then 16) and Boy D (then 17) from Tokyoabducted and held Furuta, a second year high school (grade 11) student from Saitama Prefecture in Misato, for 44 days. They kept her captive in the house owned by the parents of Boy C.

To forestall a manhunt, Boy A coerced Furuta into calling her own parents and telling them that she had run away from home, but was with “a friend” and was not in danger. He also browbeather into posing as one of the boys’ girlfriends when the parents of the house where she was held were around, but when it became clear that the parents would not call the police, he dropped this pretext. Furuta tried to escape several times, begging the parents more than once to help her, but they did nothing, apparently out of fear that Boy A would hurt them. Boy A was at the time a low-level yakuza leader and had bragged that he could use his connections to kill anyone who interfered.

According to their statements at their trial, the four of them raped her, beat her with metal rods and golf clubs, introduced foreign objects including a light bulb into her vagina, made her eat cockroaches and drink her own urine, inserted fireworksinto her anus and set them off, forced Furuta to masturbate, cut her nipple with pliers, dropped dumbbells onto her stomach, and burned her with cigarettes and lighters. One of the burnings was punishment for attempting to call the police. At one point her injuries were so severe that according to one of the boys it took more than an hour for her to crawl downstairs to use the bathroom. They also related that “possibly a hundred different people” knew that Furuta had been imprisoned there, but it is not clear if this means they visited the house at different times while she was imprisoned there, or themselves either raped or abused her. When the boys refused to let her leave, she begged them on several occasions to “kill (her) and get it over with”.

On January 4, 1989, using a loss at mah-jong as a pretext, the four beat her with an iron barbell, poured lighter fluid on her legs, arms, face and stomach, and set her on fire. She died later that day of shock. The four boys claimed that they were not aware of how badly injured she was, and that they believed she had been malingering.

The killers hid her corpse in a 55-gallon drum filled with cement; the perpetrators disposed the drum in a tract of reclaimed land in Koto, Tokyo.


 Arrest and punishment

The boys were arrested and tried as adults; but, because of Japanese handling of crimes committed by juveniles, their identities were sealed by the court. However, a weekly magazine Shūkan Bunshunreported their real names, claiming “Human rights aren’t needed for brutes.”Furuta’s real name and details about her personal life were reported exhaustively in the media. Kamisaku was judged as a sub leader, at least according to the official trial.

The four boys pled guilty to a reduced charge of “committing bodily injury that resulted in death”, rather than murder. Boy A’s parents sold their house for approximately 50 million yen and paid this as compensationto Furuta’s family.

For his participation in the crime, Kamisaku served eight years in a juvenile prisonbefore he was released, in August 1999. In July 2004, he was arrested for assaulting an acquaintance, whom he believed to be luring a girlfriend away from him, and allegedly bragged about his earlier infamy. Kamisaku was sentenced to seven years in prison for the beating.

Junko’s parents were dismayed by the sentences received by their daughter’s killers, and enjoined a civil suit against the parents of the boy in whose home the crimes were committed. When some of the convictions were overturned on the basis of problematic physical evidence (the semen and pubic hair recovered from the body did not match those of the boys who were arrested), the lawyerhandling the civil suit decided there was no case to be made and refused to represent them further. (There is speculation that the evidence may have been contaminated—for example, by unidentified persons who raped Furuta.)



The case drew nationwide attention towards the sentencing and rehabilitation of youthful offenders, especially in the context of youths tried as adults, and became a media sensation.

At least two Japanese-language books have been written about the incident.

An exploitative film, Joshikōsei konkurīto-zume satsujin-jiken (女子高生コンクリート詰め殺人事件, Concrete-Encased High School Girl Murder Case), was made about the incident by director Katsuya Matsumurain 1995. Yujin Kitagawa (later member of music duo Yuzu) played the role of principal culprit in the film.Another film, Concrete (コンクリート, AKA Schoolgirl in Cement), directed by Hiromu Nakamura, was made in 2004 and based on one of the books written about the incident.

In 2006, the Japanese Visual Kei band the GazettE released a song on their album NILcalled “Taion” (Body Temperature); the song is a tribute to the girl.

Waita Uziga‘s “True Modern Stories of the Bizarre” includes the story: Schoolgirl In Concrete, based on the murder case of Junko Furuta.

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. >>>>........
    Jun 14, 2009 @ 15:20:15

    i waz juz surfin facebuk ven i came acroos dis disgusting act…da sollution cnt b juz by blaming men for dis coz in todayz world dey cnt b trusted at all….dey hav bcum lyk dat noe..emtionles..not all of dem but most of dem ….only way is by takin really strict actions against dis lyk making dem beheaded..only dis can stop dese emotionless fool like ppl..nthn more..really a very horrifying n sad story…will never forget u junko furuta..r.i.p.


  2. Rohit
    Jun 19, 2009 @ 04:21:44

    i think these 4 guys dont even have a bit of humanity in them ,
    i have no words 2 express my feeling , these guys r d most brutal fuckers ever seen i this world .they dont have d right 2 live in this world .in my opinion they want 2 suffer the same pain that was suffered by juko. these fuckers must b killed ,not just by 1 bullet ,by d ever seen brutal way .


    • rahman kashfia
      Jun 19, 2009 @ 04:57:38

      Yes, people have lost their humanity but killing them won’t bring junko back. If only our government was effective, then perhaps this could have been avoided.


  3. Seba
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 16:18:02

    In our world today, everyone will receive proper punishment. But, nowadays, killings are illegal in Japan unless the convicted is a mass murderer. Even then, they would have life imprisonment and this so called life imprisonment lasts only a few decades. I fell extremely bad for the Furuta Junko, but this is what people of law made the jury system came to be. These are all rules that we, Humans, have made up. Since we were partly responsible of making them up, we can’t say anything about it.


  4. priyanka dass saharia
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 10:57:38

    i completely agree wid all the others…this is indeed horrible! it really puts us into a grave prespective of how we take our core values…wat use is education to us, if it robs us of our humanity! i can’t even imagine what her parents must have gone through. it nauseating, heart wrenching…. it is indeed unimaginable to even consider that such “NORMAL’ people exists who can be so inhuman to inflict such cruelties on a young innocent girl. something should be done about this, the murderers can’t be scott free…


  5. Red Kid
    Jul 29, 2009 @ 04:18:24

    You know, these stories keep happening all the time, and many lives are just lost with out trace. So I really believe that the problem is in the core of all things, our values are going down the drains and nothing is left of humanity.

    What it takes to rebuild? Another (sort of) Noah’s flood, to cleanse everything and make us realize the real values and not the mundane ones.

    But sadly, while we wait for the flood to occur people like Furuta die. And we are yet to realize that the flood is within us to unleash. But optimistically I hope we all will, soon.


  6. Enrophigoro
    Aug 02, 2009 @ 14:55:02

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  7. alekhya
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 10:17:54

    omg….dts just too much of brutality…..dose guys shd hv been punishd a 13 times mor dan wht dey did 2 her…..n definatly nt jst by a singl bullet or somtng!!…..
    im totally speechles aftr readng dis…..may her soul rest in peace!!


  8. aditeeh
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 17:49:48

    r.i.p junko….i wish these people do not die and burn in hell for eternity….it also apalling to know that her parents were given compensation for her death… those convicts toady roming free is just a show of how poor the judicial system of japan is…if i were her parents i wud use the money to torture the sadists back…. i just want ppl to know about her and pay homage….

    she was a brave girl and endured it all for 44 days…ne 1 else would’ve died…

    r.i.p junko furuta


  9. jaimie
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 22:46:42

    Those who tortured her should really go to jail even if their old. Its not fair. I was so disgusted when I read the tortures and I can’t beleive the would do that to the poor girl. So unhumane and I just hope shes in heaven somewhere.


  10. rahman kashfia
    May 24, 2010 @ 06:14:08

    Defenitely! I hope justice will be served by God in his own manner.


  11. bob
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:35:05

    There’s always gonna be messed up people like these torturers and murderers. There’s no sense in saying that they themselves should be tortured, that is animalistic and brutal and the fact people in this thread consider doing these things to another human is pretty disturbing to me, surely the human capacity for this kind of behaviour is is that precisely which you claim to be abhorrent?


    • JO-jo
      Oct 19, 2011 @ 12:39:59

      I totally agree with you…BUT please don’t call it ‘animalistic’… for this does NOT happen in the animal world, I’m sure.


  12. nessie
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:17:29

    that’s so sad..i hate those people….what the hell they are…they look like hitler..well more than that i think…huhuhuh you may rest in peace furuta san…..


  13. sabitha
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 10:48:16



  14. Stacia Greenidge
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 13:26:38

    when i first read this story i was shocked , and stunned because this was a horrific crime i cried just reading it alone my husband was so vex about the story and what happen he went and study law to be a prosceutor to deal with murderous people like these mentally sick bastard but the most hurtful part is that they said they did not know that she was in pain they are so retared and needed a death sentence juvinille or not or life imprisonment with the hardest criminal. it still hurts me wen i read it rest in peace junko furuta


  15. Ashwini Dighe
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 08:52:01

    may god bless junko and curse those demons! RIP junko…love ya!


  16. angry bird
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 17:22:53

    to all the murderer fuck u all n died in hell better n u all will burn in hell triple than this, pity to your parents to have a ass hole to have pple like u all fuckkkkkkkkkkkk youuuuuuuuu alllllllllllll


  17. Kookie
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 12:36:57

    I hope those boys (now men) get haunted by her every second of their lives and if they do really get haunted by her, I hope they will live a long ass life!!! Gosh, damn things!!! They are inhuman and not animals, I do not know what they are, but F*** them all plus the court system. The court system should have consider the damages that was done to her and her family. The judge should have sentence them all to life in prison to let them suffer!!! OMG, I am so ANGRY AND DISAPPOINTED!!


  18. anita
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 13:38:13

    i m a girl and i dont even think i could have lasted a day. i started crying within the first line…such unspeakable horror for a 16 year old…even animals do not deserve the torture that she went thrugh. i just hope that she is somewhere resting peacefully in heaven and know that even now she has thousands of brothers and sisters praying for her soul.


  19. Rana
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:15:59

    omg! .. Um speechless to wat thos obnoxious bastards did to dat poor gal….. GOD , WHERE ARE U..? This is what da ppl get out of the faith they have for you,??!!!! .. These bastards shud b gvn 1000 times more pain dan what they gave to dis gal alone….!


  20. parbin
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:44:11

    its so disturbing even to read dis imagine hw d grl went through ol dese. D worst part is dat d murderers r still moving free….!


  21. himangshu
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:44:00

    this 4 bastards shud b killed immediately orelse many more girls will suffer like junko.how on earth people like this 4 guys be so inhuman,brutal and cruel who tortured and killed junko just for entertainment.they shud be cut down to pieces and fed to wolfs.i really express my sorrow for junko and her family and wish peace for her soul.and pray God that this kind of incident never happens again……


  22. roselene
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 22:15:26

    Absoluetly horrific!!
    I just cant believe humans would do this!
    Where is the world heading to??
    I mean we have people cheating each other in the name of ‘love’, such brutal physical tortures taking place,corruption on a massive rise…..every bloody thing is going wrong!!
    I think most of the people give priority to different insignificant things and forget to just be human!
    R I P Junko……..


  23. kavifeelforjunko
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:30:31

    y y? wat happened to the law and rules?
    the punishments shud be such a way tat no 1 wud b dare 2 do tis crime again

    in such a tender age of 16,thy tortured her to the core
    completly inhuman…inhuman,,,
    my heart burns hearing this…y those —–hav 2 torture her?

    god?y u hav left them still?punish them god…if u r really there punish them severely…as the poor junko went through

    horrible and horrible….god??????????????????????

    junko..here 1000000 n 100000000…of brothers and sisters r praying for u dear….


  24. Why?
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:46:23

    :*( – Let me start by saying that Junko’s story has scarred me for life, It just goes to show how cruel this world is; what kind of people we’re surrounded by. If I’m right I believe that Junko’s killers were from her school, and the yazkuza gang member actually had a crush on her that’s why he kidnapped her. I feel no remorse for her killers and I believe they should be put through the same pain as Junko. I know it won’t bring her back… but I think they should feel the type of pain and suffering she went through, – and don’t even make us all start on how corrupt the government is, “those who were put in place to serve and do what’s right” – I just want to ask you? “whom are you serving? what are you doing right? putting killers away for a few years and then releasing them isn’t changing anything it’s making it worse… Your smart enough to get fancy degree’s and go off to law school, but when it comes to choosing wrong from right your clueless.

    Large amounts of money might change the way you government official’s think but know this and only this, your time is coming… and I hope that one day you who are to be punished are punished in the most cruelest way possible. I just want to know what was going through those people’s mind’s when they heard the story of Junko and didn’t put those guys behind bars for life, what were you thinking? didn’t you feel anything? “encased in cement” – just imagine for a moment being in a barrel of cement? – yes she may not have been alive at the time but that doesn’t change the fact that she is a human being and just like the rest of us she deserves justice… You’ve made a great mistake by releasing these criminal’s although you might not see it now I really hope you and those criminal’s get what’s coming to you, if not in this life then surely the next; you might not admit it now but you will when the time come’s: “we are all afraid of death”. – We are afraid of what’s coming next, and I hope all those that were involved in the murder of Junko Furuta get’s what’s coming to them – it’s not my place to say but I really hope you perish in hell! For all those people who kept quite about Junko even when they feared they would be killed – for once think of others and not just yourself… no one deserves that kind of pain… I know if I was told to choose between my own life and another persons I would take my own life to save myself from having to make a choice… because I believe that every life is precious and know one has the right to take that life away.

    Junko. “I feel so sorry for all the things you missed out on, all the things you never got to see, although it aggravates me less knowing that your suffering has ended… it will never change the fact that you had to endure that suffering all on your own, with no one to turn too :*( – I really hope you’re in heaven right now and I hope your at peace, I know your story has impacted the world so much and finally people are waking up, it’s 2011 now soon to be 2012 I’m feeling sorry for myself that I didn’t come across your story earlier… but I want you to know that we’ll all remember you no matter what… you’ve left me breathless and although this story has scarred me for life, I’m glad I came across it because now i truly know that suffering has no limit’s and that this world is no different to what it was 10 – 20 even 1,000,000 years ago.

    R.I.P. Junko Furuta.


  25. Charu Kennedy
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 07:11:49

    an unimaginable incident that shook us..till now i am thinking of her only….they want to die..sons of bitch..each and every one should think of this…u live in our hearts forever Junko….


  26. abhy
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 12:49:15

    Such criminals wont be put forwarded to the courts….they hav to be put forwrded to the public….and as public we hav to stop existing and start living….if the judicial systems doesnt show any responsibility,then its our turn to take up that responsibility…..be a rebel


  27. Teena
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 06:07:31

    JUnko furuta God is there to punish those busturds.May god bless you.RESt in peace.love you


  28. David
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 15:30:15

    I was in the office when I saw this story on FaceBook. I thought it was so brutal that it had to be someone’s idea of a hoax. I had to stop after reading a couple of paragraphs partly because it was really disturbing and partly because I though it was a joke but I couldn’t stop thinking “What if this were true?” After I came back from office, I googled this story and much to my horror and dismay, I found it to be true. My heart goes out to Junko and I cannot stop thinking how lonely, helpless and desparate she must have felt in those 44 days, the unimaginable pain this young lady had suffered at the hands of those torturers. Even more appalling was the sentence served to the four perpetrators under the pretext they were underaged at the time this heinous crime was committed. None of the four have shown a thought process that justifies them as underaged. To have misled Junko’s parents, to have done everything they did to her and to have covered up the body the way they did indicates a criminal personality of the highest order which isn’t in any way suited to a teenager. We are the idiots for having judged a bunch of lousy sick psychopaths based on law.

    I hope and pray that there is nothing like this going on in any part of this world and will not happen in future too but given man’s propensity for violence, I believe that it is a huge ask. May God protect and watch over us, keep us away from harm’s way and avenge Junko’s death by handing out the perpetrators the punishment that they truly deserve, the punishment that we, as men, were not able to serve.

    Rest In Peace Junko, it is all over…


  29. Jacky
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 08:45:35

    i read about the story via facebook sharing, as a female myself, i am really shocked to hear such story. i just hope that law can really help, but, law is always unfair, those bastards should get fucked and more serious punishment !!!!!!


  30. saumya
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 15:42:07

    my first reaction was my god is this possible.. can a human being do that!!! tears wont just stop flowing outta my eyes….. god bless her and those demons must be torured even harder,,, they must be fed on their own blood and waste… why this happnd and is happng all over?? there is no answer.. if i would have been in her place i would have surely died within a day or two… i salute her for that outstanding power she showed…. may god stop all this.. plsssss…… i pray..
    —— saumya


  31. ThatOneAsianGuy
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:47:54

    I can’t sleep anymore. I came across this about her over Facebook. One of my friends shared it so I decided to read it. As I started at the first 1 day, I began to question if what the hell I was reading could happen. Raped over 400 times? What is that shit? I continued to read down towards the 11 days that have passed. 11 days. You would have thought maybe it would have happened over a longer period of time. My ass. It’s like they just wanted to go straight to the fucked up shit. I also begin to question the morality of life. I get around 20 days have passed. I now seriously begin to question morality. When I tried to around the 11 day mark, it was more like ‘What the fuck is this shit?’ At the 20 mark, it became ‘How the fuck could they not have done anything about it? Aren’t the parents fully aware of what the hell is going on?!’ I then begin to wonder why in the world her parents, although she was forced to tell them that she ran away but was with a friend, didn’t actually bother to call the police or take some real action to get her back. The 30 day mark roles around. I come to the realization that she will go through Christmas (although they don’t celebrate it in Japan everywhere. There was also a date mark so I could tell when what was happening.) not wanting some amazing and extremely expensive object, but to be free. And even if she didn’t celebrate Christmas, New Years was coming up. I roll around the 30 day mark. 30 days of set full on torture and she’s still alive. I was 100% then and there that she was going to suffer New Years. Alone. I also proceeded to slightly throw up in my mouth, to not only know that someone actually survived all of that shit, but to see that 4 guys had the guts to put someone through such a thing, probably laugh at the pain she’s in, then still continue to do such a thing. The last so many days roll around around. What they finally do to her breaks my already broken ALREADY broken heart. I feel like this world has no meaning and I wish to cease to exist. My life was never bad. EVER. But to see that these things, and to this extent actually happened, I don’t feel like the world will be the same. She greets New Years day, alone, body fully mutilated. She is unable to move from the ground, as I am unable to take a breath without feeling my chest grow tight and my stomach groan in pain. Finally, on her final day, she was burned. She didn’t die right away from the burns, but suffered. She suffered in pain and alone. There is really nothing that can compare to this. Later that day, she died. Nothing compares to the torture she was put through.

    This was something that was let off for 20 years. 20 years?! Are you kidding me? I would have shot all of them on the spot and took a life sentence for what they did. That really is full on impulse, but it was my first thought. They don’t deserve to live if that’s what they did to a girl, who probably had nothing to do with them in any form or way. I already catch that laws were probably different back then, and that they were minors, but minor or not, they don’t deserve to exist, and never did. The parents of one of the 4 guys were self absorbed and selfish. They may have no physically done anything or had any legit contact with her, but indirectly, they were allowing what was happening to go on. Justice was never served all the way, and will never be. Someday, those 4 men will get exactly what they deserve. No one should be tormented like this. And those who do the tormenting will have their portion of torture happen to them.
    R.I.P. Furuta Junko ❤ We all love you.


  32. jandi
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 11:23:47

    its really a heart breaking story that had occured 20 years ago.. may her soul rest in peace .. but the question why was she tortured???


  33. hamza
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 17:48:16

    those motherfucker should be killed by 100000000000 bullets junko r.i.p
    they were emotionless people may those people burn in hell and never die
    those bitches should get a punishment 10000000000000x by the crap they did
    to junko r.i.p


  34. hamza
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 17:57:48

    o comon kookie u r dissappointed???
    im having FEVER in anger!!


  35. karuna
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 19:27:02

    dis happend wen i was not even in world. it made me upset,bad felt so dirty. i wanna knw dat y did dey do dis 2 her? aren’t dey human? she had 2 go thru so many torrture dat rarly ne 1 can think of dat. i complaint so much even afta hav so many thgs i ma life m sorry RIP junko. i feel sorry 4 u. ;( y dis happend dis is so cruel i hateit……


  36. Paul
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:12:29

    I AM SO FUCKING ANGRY RIGHT NOW! I can feel the venom, THE RAGE!, pouring out my skin. You animals, YOU DEMONS! Oh god i could be sick at what i have just read. BURN IN HELL YOU SICK BASTARDS. I CANNOT BELIEVE MY EYES, They are burning, BURNING with rage.


  37. Linda
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 14:40:59

    she need justice.. those boys are not human beings, they are devils. even devils won’t treat their enemies in such a manner… these fuckers should be killed the same way they had tortured “junko”… how come the government punish those fuckers with imprisonment… ?????? they should be tortured the same way… common friends raise your voice against this injustice………..


  38. June
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 18:40:18

    :'(:'(:'( soooooo heart brkng…even jesus did not suffer like this!!! 😥 she was made to go thru evry unblvbly brutal act we can n can not imagine! n wtf ws wrng wth…. those ah no wrds to dscrbe thm??? i mean hw cn anyn b so heartless so cruel sooooo demonic 😥 ??!?! god whr r u ?nowhere.
    my heart cries for dat poor girl who miserably worse than hell.R.I.P. Junko:'(


  39. nuno
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 10:07:32

    if i could put my hands on those 4 guys i would do the same 2 them what they did 2 Junko but 100 times worse without mercy and when they beg 4 me 2 kill them is when i start cutting them in lil tiny pieces while they still breathing
    R.I.P Junko Futura and may God watch over u in Heaven


  40. singhaman921@gmail.com
    May 12, 2013 @ 15:38:45

    fuck them bastards .. how can any1 cn do ths. beat them with stones until they got dead.. huh..sale bhnchod kute…


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