On my return to work today it was sad to learn of the news that a teacher working for my company in Tokyo was murdered during the time I was on holiday.
Whilst I never knew the girl and she worked at a school in Tokyo which I had never heard of, it drives home the message that although Japan appears a very safe country people are not spared the threat of nutcases.
The girl was found dead and buried in a balcony bathtub filled with sand. The police have a strong lead in the case and are looking for he owner of the apartment where her body was found. It is believed the owner of the apartment was a private student this girl gave tuition to on a Saturday morning.
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