COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

Elderly couple found dead in suspected double suicide in Yamagata Pref


The bodies of an elderly couple were found in their home in Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture, on Wednesday, police said, adding they believe the couple may have committed suicide.

According to police, a social welfare worker discovered the bodies of Kojiro Saito, 82, and his wife, Kikue, 78, at around 1:45 p.m., Sankei Shimbun reported.

The couple lived in a one-story wooden house. After receiving a concerned call from a neighbor who noticed that several days’ newspapers remained untouched in the Saitos’ mailbox, the welfare worker went to check on them. He managed to enter the home through one unlocked window.

Police said there was no evidence of any struggle or signs that someone had broken into the house. Nor were there any signs of external injuries on the bodies.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

© Japan Today

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

So sad,

I bet they worked hard all their lives.

The J-media will probably just skip this and focus on some other mundane matter or talent.

Meanwhile,back in the real world Japan is really dying a slow,painful death.The amount of inter-family murders beggars belief in such a 'safety country.'

4 ( +5 / -1 )


Can't you complain about Japan just one time?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites