25 April 2006

Japanese Man Cooked Dead Mum

This from The Age website today.

April 25, 2006

A Japanese man has confessed to killing his mother, dismembering her body and grilling part of it on an electric hotplate after she nagged him about getting a job, media reports say.

Yaoki Osawa, 37, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of disposing of his 57-year-old mother's body improperly, police in the western city of Osaka said.

According to police quoted by Kyodo news agency, Osawa killed his mother last May by battering her head with a stone after she fell down some stairs following an argument and was unable to move.

He then dismembered her body, embedding parts like the skull in cement and grilling others over an electric hotplate before throwing them out with the household garbage, supposedly to prevent them from giving off a smell.

Asked why he disposed of his mother's body in such a way, Osawa was quoted by Kyodo as saying: "I was at a loss about what to do with it."

Osaka police confirmed that parts of the body had been encased in cement but declined to confirm other details, saying the case was still under investigation.

Intriguing that he was arrested on suspicion of improperly disposing of his mother's body, and not, like, um, battering her to death with a stone!

The Japanese and their obsession with their garbage disposal laws.


  1. The "reason" for his arrest got me too...It makes it sound as though if he had used the correct garbage bags to dispose of her then there would have been no arrest. What a country ;)

  2. hehe, outrageous isn't it?! you can just imagine their line of questioning. it wouldn't be: why did you kill your mother? are you aware of the consequences of your actions? value of human life, blah, blah, blah...
    but: are you sure you put the flesh out with the flammables and that you didn't hide it away in plastic refuse for the non-flammable collection? you are a bad, bad boy!