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Man believed to be fugitive 1970s terrorist bomber dies in hospital

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Lucky guy. If he’s arrested and indicted, the government will foot his entire medical bills.

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Sounds like the end of the line for him. And yeah, he probably had help, but I doubt that he's going to spillt he beans now.

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@Meiyouwenti

Lucky guy. If he’s arrested and indicted, the government will foot his entire medical bills.

I doubt hey will reimburse him for all his medical bills he has been paying over the years and who knows if they will give his cancer the same attention he might have gotten as a free man.

How could this guy could live with his conscience all these years with knowing he killed 8 people and hurt so many more.

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Daily jobs can be paid cash without any need for papers. Those are numerous.

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Lucky guy. If he’s arrested and indicted, the government will foot his entire medical bills.

Since his case is described as "terminal" this is not an advantage, it is not like he will live to pay them anyway.

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Just walk down the street and see how many people are wearing masks and hats !? it is almost impossible to recognize anyone even people you know.

Japanese take pride living stealthy.

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As he died, it is very unlikely that the questioning will get any results.

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Something tells the medical staff was instructed to provide palliative care = cost savings, not just health care, but especially the many legal liabilities!

Then again, maybe they were not so humanitarian.

Besides, Japan's the world leader in death rates at hospitals, it's business after all!

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How could this guy could live with his conscience all these years with knowing he killed 8 people and hurt so many more.

Maybe he took up painting, did work for charities, enriched himself through business deals, built up a real estate portfolio or gave advice to heads of state. Nothing unusual about any of these ways of spending one's life after all the damage is done - we see and read about these characters every day. And they probably sleep well at night. Has anyone ever seen that rare bird, a "conscience"?

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Oh geez. Forget my comment above. I read the article, but somehow missed the key words "dies in hospital." Will he rest in peace? I don't know. What a terrible past this guy had. RIP to his victims.

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As some suspects, including 75-year-old Ayako Daidoji, are still on the run overseas, the statute of limitations in Kirishima's case has been suspended.

And others, like United Red Army leader Fusako Shigenobu -- who planned the attack on Lod Airport in May 1972 that killed 26 people (mostly American tourists) -- have been released after serving long prison terms and remain totally unrepentant, actively promoting their agendas in the media.

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"conscience" LMASOF It's all me, me, me nowadays! As long as I am OK, to hell with everyone else!

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How could this guy could live with his conscience all these years with knowing he killed 8 people and hurt so many more.

Japan is not a "guilt" culture; it is a "shame" culture. As long as you don't get caught, there's no guilt to trouble his conscience.

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He took his evil deeds to the grave.

Now he will have a paupers cremation. I assume.

Rest in Peace to the innocent victims of his terror group.

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He took his evil deeds to the grave.

Now he will have a paupers cremation. I assume.

As opposed to the deluxe cremation?

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People talking like this guy killed 8 people. But we don't know to what extent he was involved in the bombings. He never had a trial after all. Innocent until proven guilty!

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David BrentToday  11:08 am JST

How could this guy could live with his conscience all these years with knowing he killed 8 people and hurt so many more.

Japan is not a "guilt" culture; it is a "shame" culture. As long as you don't get caught, there's no guilt to trouble his conscience.

Broad generalization with some merit but it's really the mindset of the criminal, no matter their country. He didn't really get caught but rather it seems cancer caught him!

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He may have believed in his cause and thus did not feel guilty about it.

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A very queer story isn't it. Could lead to an interesting book or film.

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Could lead to an interesting book or film.

The 50 plus years of him working as a day labourer may not be the most exciting material for filming. Almost no chance of finding anything else now - those who knew his real identity are not going to come forward lest they be jailed.

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People talking like this guy killed 8 people. But we don't know to what extent he was involved in the bombings.

True. Also, he was suspected of involvement of the bombing of the Research Institute for South Korean Economy and Industries building in Ginza. I can't find details of deaths from that bombing. The 8 deaths referred to in the article are from a bombing of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries office. Apparently this was done by a different "cell" within the group. There are more details in the article below:

https://unseen-japan.com/kirishima-satoshi-bombing-suspect-possibly-identified/

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Great points all. Mainstream Japan Govt. controlled narrative's all powerful, likely deeply held views based upon deep consideration and merit leading to this tragedy = LIKELY FAR MORE TO THIS STORY

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His wanted profile didn't mention the MHI bombing, curious why it is in this story.

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Bomber Satoshi Kirishima killed many innocent people, the thought or guilt after all these years was probably the least of his worries, his biggest worry was the one that ate him up inside had he not had cancer the guy wouldn't have never turned himself in, the only way he surrendered was cancer and I wouldn't be surprised if the guy had been treated many times at a hospital and no one knew his true identity. This is one of the real reasons perhaps he said he only had months to live.

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Bye bomber..

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The terrorist rests in peace while his victims rest in pieces :/

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hooktrunk2Jan. 29  08:03 am JST

How could this guy could live with his conscience all these years with knowing he killed 8 people and hurt so many more.

Terrorists will always feel justified and find justification for their actions.

Still doesn’t make it’s right…

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