The Dark Side: Infamous Japanese Crimes and Criminals - Index

Schreiber, Mark
The Dark Side: Infamous Japanese Crimes and Criminals
Tōkyō: Kodansha International, 2001

I originally created this index for my own use as the book did not have one. For this reason some of the entries may seen a little idiosyncratic. The Dark Side is an excellent source of information and greatly in need of an index for the reader. For this reason I am placing my index on the web for others to use.

If you find typos, errors or ommissions please let me know so I can correct them.


1952 May Day Incident 206

2-26 Incident 184

3 and 1/2 lines, mikudari-han 70

300 million yen robbery (San Oku En Jiken) 213-14

5-18 Incident 184

Abashiri Prison 182

Abe Sada 184

acts discourteous to the imperial household, fukeizai 176

adultery (mittsu) 69

Akaike Hoin 61

alcohol consumption by minors prohibited 154

altruistic murder, poa 234

Amakasu Masahiko 168

Ando Matsukichi 186

Aocha Baba 74

Aomori prison 181

Arakawa ku 184

Arima Shirosuke 166

armed robbery with sermon, sekkyo goto 178

arson 155

arson 41

Asahara Shoko 87, 230

Asakusa 54

Asama Mt 84

Asamasanso seige of 210

Asanuma Inejiro 207

Asian Criminal Special Unit 219

AUM Shinrikyo 230

autopsy, fu-wake 74

Azabu Nakanohashi 101

Baba Bunko 97

bakuto 34

bandits 65

Bando Kunio 210

banishment to a distant island, ento 73

banya (holding pen) 32

barabara (scattered) 179

barabara satsujin (mutilation murder) 179

bikuni, nun prostitute 96

bizarre crimes, ryoki hanzai (bizarre crimes) 139

Bizen Incident 105

black rhinoceros horn, usaikaku (black rhinoceros horn) 87

Blood Pavilion Righteous Group 153

buck-toothed turtle, debakame (buck-toothed turtle) 141

Buke Shohatto 91, 237

Bullets of Suspicion, Giwaku no Judan (Bullets of Suspicion) 218

burning at the stake, hi-aburi (burning at the stake) 36, 46, 75

Carew, Edith 131

Chinese attacks on 166

Chobei 35

chohan'ya choboichi (gambling sheds) 91

Christmas Tree bombing 210

Chuo Koron 207

coup de grace, todome-yari (coup de grace) 36

crucifixion of a woman 74

crucifixion, haritsuke (crucifixion) 36,46

Daiusu-machi 22

danna 29

Danzaemon 35

dark era, Kurai jidai (dark era) 152

debakame (buck-toothed turtle) 141

decapitation, geshunin (decapitation) 73

decapitation, shizai (decapitation) 46

decapitation, zanzai (decapitation) 46, 73

delusionary crimes, mono hanzai (delusionary crimes) 223

Denma Rogoku 39

Devil Killer Heisuke 61

diabolical religion, jakyo (perverse religion, diabolical religion) 230

dice game, sugo-roku (douple sixes, dice game) 90

displaying criminal's head, gokumon (displaying criminal's head) 46

distant island, ento (distant island, exile) 81

divorce 70

dokufu (poisonous wife) 113

dokufu (she devil) 52

doshin 26

douple sixes, sugo-roku (douple sixes, dice game) 90

driving away the dog, inu-obarai (driving away the dog, a punishment) 95

East Asia Anti-Japanese Front 211

Eastern World, The 137

ebi-zeme (prawn torture, tied in convoluted posture) 42

Edict in 100 Sections, Osadamegaki Hyakkajo (Edict in 100 Sections) 34

Egawa Shoko 231

Eidan Hibiya subway line 56

eiro (permanent jail, life sentence) 81

Eitaibashi 73

Ekita Yukiko 212

Eko-in 56, 115

Eko-in temple 52

Emperor's birthday, Tenchosetsu (emperor's birthday) 144

Enjo-ji 76

Enmei-in 95

Enmei-ji 56

Enshu Mitsuke 62

ento (distant island, exile) 81

ento, banishment to a distant island 73

eta 34

execution assistants 35, 50

exile, ento (distant island, exile) 81

exile, ruzai (exile) 81

extraterritoriality 134

Ezaki Katsuhisa 215

fake medicine 87-

false arrest, tori-chigai (false arrest) 42

famine 1783-87 84

Feb 26 incident 184

fire on executed corpse, todome-bi (fire on executed corpse) 76

firearms 116

flashlights attached to head 193

Fox-eyed Man 216

Free Spirits Under Heaven 153

fu-wake (autopsy) 74

Fuchu Prison 183

Fujiya 215

Fuju-fuze 94

fukeizai (acts discourteous to the imperial household) 176

Fukiage Sataro 156

Fukui Kane 45

gaimai, foreign rice 164

gambling sheds, chohan'ya choboichi (gambling sheds) 91

geisha dorm, okiya (geisha dorm) 196

Gempachi 61

geshunin (decapitation) 73

gin saji 19

Ginmi Kaitei 44

Giwaku no Judan (Bullets of Suspicion) 218

Glico 214

Glico Morinaga incident 214

Go-Ichi-Hachi Jiken 184

gochiso-zeme (withholding food and then presenting a feast to tied person) 71

Gofukubashi 15

gokumon (displaying criminal's head) 46

gomen (torture) 43

Goto Fumio 166

goyo 31

goyokiki 29

gozen 19

Great Court of Cassation 134

Great Kanto Earthquake 166

group to subdue arsonists and bandits 85

Hachijojima 81

Hamashima Shobei 60

hanging 111

Hanshichi (Mikawacho no Hanshichi) 30

happi coat with de on back 39

haritsuke (crucifixion) 36,46

Hasegawa Heizo 85

hashigo-tori 31

Hatchobori 26

Hatchobori no danna 26

hebi-zeme (torture with live snakes) 71

Hei the demon 85

Heimin Shimbun (People's Daily) 144

Heiwajima (peace island) 75

Heusken, Henry 100

hi-aburi (burning at the stake) 36, 46, 75

Hibiya Park 164

High Treason Incident of 1910 148

hijacking airliner 209

hikimawashi 62

hikokumin (non-citizens) 195

hinin deka 70

hinin teka, demotion to hinim 34

hinin-goya 36

hinin-tame (shelters) 36

Hirai Gompachi 57

Hirakawa-cho 50

Hirasawa Keishichi 167

Hirasawa Sadamichi 204

Hirohito 184

Hitsuke Tozoku Aratame 32

hitsuke tozoku aratame chokan (leader of the group to subdue arsonists and bandits) 85

hogo dantai (parole organizations) 153

Hokkai Times 167

holding pen, banya (holding pen) 32

Honcho Oin Hiji (Parallel Cases Under the Cherry Tree) 19

Honyo Ranto Jiken (urination riots) 110

House (company) 215

Hyojosho 14

Ichigaya 208

Ichigaya Prison 147

Ichiroemon (robber) 88

Ihara Saikaku 19

Ikeda Kametaro 141

Ikenami Shotaro 85

Ima Benkei 61

Imperial Way faction 184

Inaka Kozo Shinsuke 63

Inoue Denzo 124

Inshu 57

Instructions for Coroners, Xi Yuan Lu (Instructions for Coroners) 17

insurance fraud 155

intellectual crimes 155

inu-obarai (driving away the dog, a punishment) 95

Irezumi Kichigoro 43

iri-deppo, de-onna (keep the guns from coming in and the women from leaving) 117

iron handcuffs, tegusari (iron handcuffs) 97

Ishida Kichizo 184

Ishide Tatewaki 39

Ishigoro Kemenosuke 71

Ishikawajima 85

Itakura Katsushige 19

Itakura Shigemune 19

Ito Noe 168

Ito Seiu 71

Iwabuchi Kumajiro 169

Izu 81

jakyo (perverse religion, diabolical religion) 230

Japan Weekly Mail 136, 137

Jirokichi 62

Jisha bugyo 14

jisha bugyo 94

jitte 27

Jizo bound 23

juvenile detention centers 153

kabuki-mon gate 27

Kaitai Shinsho 74

Kameido incident 167

Kamiari no Jinbei 61

Kamo-cho 192

Kanasugibashi 73

Kanjo bugyo 14

Kanno Suga 145

karuta 92

Kawai Naohisa 18

Kawai Yoshotora 167

Kawaji Toshiyoshi 109

Kawamata Gunji 223

Kawamoto Tadashi 155

keep the guns from coming in and the women from leaving, iri-deppo, de-onna (keep the guns from coming in and the women from leaving) 117

Keihin Ampo 210

Keitan Ukai 56

kempaitai 168

Kempei Jorei 110

Ken the Pistolero 173

Kenshi Yoriki 41

kenshikan 17

Kido Okamoto 30

Kijin no O-Matsu 78

Kikumura Yu 212

killing in crowded prison 40

Kim Hee Roh 216

kimo-maru 52

Kimura Ichiro 189

Kimura Kosaaku 196

Kinimatsu Takaji 234

kitto shikari (severe scolding) 69

koban 109

Kobayashi Kuniji 206

Kodaira Yoshio 200, 209

Kodenma-cho jail 35

Kodenma-cho station 39

Kodo Nomura 30

Kojimachi 168

Kojiri (a bandit) 66

Komurasaki 58

Konezumi Ichinosuke 63

Konmin-to (Party of Destitutes) 123

Koreans attacks on 166

kosatsu 237

koshoku-bon 97

Kosuge Prison 166, 182

Kotoku Denjiro (a.k.a. Shusui 144

Kotsukappara Keijo 53

Koyama Kazuo 206

Kozushima 81

Kreans in Japan 216-7

Kubi-kiri Jizo 39, 56

kuchitoi 29

Kunisada Chuji 171, 66

Kurai jidai (dark era) 152

Kuruma Zenchichi 35

kusuguri-zeme (merciless tickling) 71

Kyoho Reforms 42

ladders to capture criminal 31

Large, Thomas Alfred 125

leader of the group to subdue arsonists and bandits, hitsuke tozoku aratame chokan (leader of the group to subdue arsonists and bandits) 85

life sentence, eiro (permanent jail, life sentence) 81

liver as medicine 52

love suicide display 70

Machi bugyo 14

Machi bugyo, Northern 14

Machi bugyo, Southern 14

machiai 184

Maeno Mitsuyasu 209

Maeno Ryotaku 74

Mago Roku Kengen 52

Marudai 215

Masaki hotel 186

Mashida Kanetoshi 208

mass murder 191

Matsudaira Sadanobu 85

Matsui Shigeru 203

Matsumoto Chizuo 230

Matsumoto Chizuo 87

Matsumoto Seicho 204

Matsuo Denzo 184

May 18 Incident 184

May Day Incident, 1952 206

meakashi 29

metsubushi-gu 32

mikasa-tsuki 34

mikudari-han (3 and 1/2 lines) 70

Mikurajima 81

Miller, Robert 135

Minami Senju 52

Ministry of Punishments 54

Mishima Yukio 208

Miura Baien 57

Miura Kazuyoshi 218

Miyakejima 81

Miyashita Takichi 145

Miyazaki Tsutomu 225

Mizoguchi Seicho 194

mizu-kumi onna 83

Mizuno Tadakuni 97

mono hanzai (delusionary crimes) 223

Mori Tsuneo 210

Morigami Kenji 173

Morinaga 214

Morita Masakatsu 209

mushuku (vagrants) 65

mutilation murder, barabara satsujin (mutilation murder) 179

Nagaoka Station 164

Nagata Hiroko 210

Nagoya Prison 166

Nakagawa Saheita 48

Namba Daisuke 167

namban-bo 32

Nanzo-in temple 24

Narahara Kisaemon 103

Narita airport protests 210

Nehan-kyo (Sutra of Supreme Enlightenment) 52

nezuban (night guard) 39

Nezumo Kozo 62

Ni-Ni-Roku Jiken 184

night guard, nezuban (night guard) 39

Niigata 164

Ningyo Sashichi 30

ninsoku yoseba 85

Nippon Trust Bank 213-14

Nippon Zaemon 60

Nishikawa Jun 212

Noguchi Neisai 140

Noguchi Osaburo 140

nokogiri-biki (sawing criminal's neck) 46, 49

non-citizens, hikokumin (non-citizens) 195

Nostradamus 236

nun prostitute, bikuni, nun prostitute 96

nyobon (woman crime) 94

O-Den 113

O-Den Takahashi 56

O-Hara 77

O-Kuma 79

O-Matsu 78

O-Shichi 76

O-Tsune 79

oban-ya 41

Obana restaurant 56

Ogawa Takichiro 118

Oguchi Matsukichi 161

Oikemura no Soemon 61

Okada Keisuke 184

okappiki 29

Okayama 191

okiya (geisha dorm) 196

Oku, Arakawa ku 184

Okuba Kiyoshi 224

Omaeda ( a gambler) 67

Onigoroshi Heisuke 61

Onihei 85

Onihei Hankacho 85

Onikuma 170

Onishi Seijiro 173

Onna no Semekata Kokoroe-gaki 71

Ono, person 20

Ooka Echizen 22

Ooka Seidan 23, 90

Ooka Tadasuke 42

Ooka Tadasuke, Echizen no Kami 22

Osadamegaki Hyakkaijo (Edict in 100 articles) 237

Osadamegaki Hyakkajo (Edict in 100 Sections) 34, 46

Osaka Prison 176

Oshima 81

Osugi Sakae 167

Ota Kiyoyuki 118

oyabun 29

Oyagi Shichihei 63

Oyone Ryuun 154

Parallel Cases Under the Cherry Tree, Honcho Oin Hiji (Parallel Cases Under the Cherry Tree) 19

Parallel Cases under the Pear Tree, Tang Yin Bi Shi (Parallel Cases under the Pear Tree) 16

parole organizations, hogo dantai (parole organizations) 153

Party of Destitutes, Konmin-to (Party of Destitutes) 123

passing demon, torima (passing demon, random assailant) 223

peace island, Heiwajima (peace island) 75

People's Daily, Heimin Shimbun (People's Daily) 144

permanent jail, eiro (permanent jail, life sentence) 81

perverse religion, jakyo (perverse religion, diabolical religion) 230

Phantom with 21 Faces 215

piss riots, Honyo Ranto Jiken (urination riots) 110

pissing in public 109

Pisu-Ken 173

poa (altruistic murder) 234

poisonous wife, dokufu (poisonous wife) 113

prawn torture, ebi-zeme (prawn torture, tied in convoluted posture) 42

pregnancy of women prisoners 73

prisoners released in emergency 166

publishing edict, shuppan-rei (publishing edict) 97

punishment, inu-obarai (driving away the dog, a punishment) 95

punishment, shikei (privte punishments) 70

questioning at the jail, romon (questioning at the jail, torture) 42

Rampo Edogawa 215

random assailant, torima (passing demon, random assailant) 223

Red Army Faction, sekihun-ha (Red Army Faction) 209

Red purge of leftists 206

rice riots 164

rice, gaimai, foreign rice 164

rien-jo 70

rightist organizations 207

Rising Sun saloon 135

Roju 14

romon (questioning at the jail, torture) 42

runin-sen (ship carrying exiles) 73, 82

ruzai (exile) 81

ryoki hanzai (bizarre crimes) 139

Ryugon 95

Ryutei Tanehiko 97

Sagawa Issei 219

Saito Makoto 184

Sakaguchi Ango 189

Sakai massacre 105

Sakakibara Seito 226

Sakamoto Anjiro 160

Sakamoto Ryuichi 169

Sakamoto Tsutsumi 231

Sakota, Jimmy 219

Sakuma Osahiro 44

San Oku En Jiken, 300 million yen robbery (San Oku En Jiken) 213-14

Sanno Hotel 184

Sano Fusako 229

Santo Kyoden 97

Sapporo Prison 183

sarashi-ba 70

sarin attacks 233-

Sashichi, Ningyo Sashichi 30

Sasuke (a bandit) 65

Sato Nobuyuki 229

satto-zume 44

sawing criminal's neck, nokogiri-biki (sawing criminal's neck) 46, 49

saying Lower than a dog at Kotsukappara 54

scattered, barabara (scattered) 179

scolding, kitto shikari (severe scolding) 69

Seiriki Tomigoro 65

sekihun-ha (Red Army Faction) 209

sekkyo goto (armed robbery with sermon) 178

Sen'en Rokujutsu 18

Sen'en Shuroku 17

sengisho 42

Senju 54

sensakujo 42

Sensui Hiroshi 212

share-bon 97

she devil, dokufu (she devil) 52

shelters, hinin-tame (shelters) 36

shelters, tame (shelters) 36

Shibarare Jizo 25

Shibuya Jugigo 158

Shield Society, Tate no Kai (Shield Society) 208

Shigenobu Fusako 212

shikei (privte punishments) 70

Shimizu 216

Shimizu Sadakichi 117

Shinagawa 54

Shinano River 164

shinju 23

shinju-date 163

shioka-ba 54

ship carrying exiles, runin-sen (ship carrying exiles) 73

Shirai Gompachi 57

shirasu 24

Shiratori Kazuo 206

Shiratori Yoshie 181

Shirokoya no O-Kuma 79

Shirosaki Tsutomu 212

shitappiki 29

Shitaya 190

shizai (decapitation) 46

shoshidai 19

Shoun-ji temple 48

shuppan-rei (publishing edict) 97

song "I am an azalea that blooms in the wild..." 59

strangulation pillar 111

street peddlers, tekiya (street peddlers) 206

Sugazawa Toramatsu 169

Sugita Gempaku 74

sugo-roku (douple sixes, dice game) 90

Suikoden 66

Sukiyabashi gate 15

Surugaya 215

Sutra of Supreme Enlightenment, Nehan-kyo (Sutra of Supreme Enlightenment) 52

Suzuben murder 164

Suzugamori 54

Suzuki Benzo "Suzuben" 164

Taguchi Shuji 232

taigyakuzai (treason) 177

Takada Anko 155

Takahashi Korekiyo 184

Takahashi O-Den 52, 113, 115

Tamamoi 179

tame (shelters) 36

Tamenaga Shunsui 98

tameshi-giri 50

Tanaka Yoshimi 212

Tanegashima teppo 117

Tang Yin Bi Shi (Parallel Cases under the Pear Tree) 16

Tange Sazen 196

tappo 117

Tashiro Eisuke 123

Tate no Kai (Shield Society) 208

tattooing of criminals 35

TBS, Tokyo Broadcasting System 231

tegusari (iron handcuffs) 97

Teikoku Bank 202

Teishi Yokomizo 30

tekiya (street peddlers) 206

tekiya 92

Tel Aviv airport shootings 211

Tempo Reforms 98

Ten'ichi-bo 89

Tenchosetsu (emperor's birthday) 144

Teppo Bugyo 117

tesaki 29

three and 1/2 lines, mikudari-han (3 and 1/2 lines) 70

three depravities 91

tied and suspended torture, tsuri-zemi (tied and suspended torture) 43

tied in convoluted posture, ebi-zeme (prawn torture, tied in convoluted posture) 42

Tiger Club 153

tobi-dogu 117

Tochigi women's penitentiary 189

todome-bi (fire on executed corpse) 76

todome-yari (coup de grace) 36

Toi Mutsuo 191

Tokko 152

Tokugawa Yoshimune 22

Tokunoyama Gohei 61

Tokyo Broadcasting System, TBS 231

Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun 170

Tomeoka Kosuke 153

Tomihisa-cho 114

tori-chigai (false arrest) 42

Torii Yozo 98

torima (passing demon, random assailant) 223

torishimari-gumi 108

Toro Club 153

torture 42

torture assistants 35

torture dangled naked during snowfall, yuki-zeme (dangled naked during snowfall) 71

torture of merciless tickling, kusuguri-zeme (merciless tickling) 71

torture with live snakes, hebi-zeme (torture with live snakes) 71

torture withholding food and then presenting a feast to tied person, gochiso-zeme (withholding food and then presenting a feast to tied person) 71

torture, ebi-zeme (prawn torture, tied in convoluted posture) 42

torture, gomen (torture) 43

torture, romon (questioning at the jail, torture) 42

torture, tsuri-zemi (tied and suspended torture) 43

Toshima 81

Tōyama Kinshiro 98

Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin (school for girls) 125

Toyokiku 83

toyomushi 83

treason, taigyakuzai (treason) 177

Tsuda Sanzo 127

Tsujimura Kota 120

Tsukudajima 85

Tsumagi Matsukichi 177

tsuri-zemi (tied and suspended torture) 43

Tsuruta Michiya 206

Tsuyama 191

Tsuzuki Tomitaro 140

unequal treaties 134

Unit 731 205

United Red Army 210, 211, 212

urination riots, Honyo Ranto Jiken (urination riots) 110

usaikaku (black rhinoceros horn) 87

vagal maneuver 185

vagrants, mushuku (vagrants) 65

Wadakura gate14

Wako Haruo 212

Watanabe Jotaro 184

Watanabe Sakigake 119

Watanabe Sozo 165

Weekly Bunshun 218

woman crime, nyobon (woman crime) 94

Xi Yuan Lu (Instructions for Coroners) 17

Yae Ume 59

Yaesu 15

Yahagi Yone 161

yakusa no buta 92

yakuza, loosing card hand 92

Yama Asaemon 48

Yama Asaemon, memorial 48

Yamada Akira 164

Yamada Shohei 165

Yamada Yoshifusa 52

Yamaguchi gumi 207

Yamaguchi Jiro 202

yamamori 34

Yamamoto Akira 160

Yamamoto Gonnohoyoe 167

Yamano Kanjuro 48

Yamanoi Takebei 156

Yanaka cemetary 115

Yaoya no O-Shichi 76

Yokohama 166

Yokohama United Club 131

yoriki 26

Yorozu Choho 136, 144

yoseba 86

Yoshida Masayo 189

Yoshida Shoin 56

Yoshida-ya 184

Yoshimura Kazue 212

Yoshizawa Kei 169

yuki-zeme (dangled naked during snowfall) 71

zanzai (decapitation) 46, 73

Zenigata Heiji 30

zoonies = ronin 101

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