44 Days Of Hell – The Murder Of Junko Furuta


Pictured Left; School photo of Junko Furuta November 22nd, 1972 – January 4th, 1989

44-days-of-hell November 25th, 1988 – January 4th, 1989

TOKYO, JAPAN → Born November 22nd, 1972, Junko Furuta had just celebrated her 17th birthday three days prior. The  Japanese teenager and Junior (grade 11) attended Yashio-Minami High School in Saitama Prefecture in Misato.

On November 25th, 1988, Junko left School and was walking home (although some reports say she was walking to her part-time after school job.) She never made it home.

She was kidnapped by a group of young men, including a 17-year-old who was identified as ‘Jō’ and would be later given the surname Kamisaku. They kept her captive in the house owned by the parents of Kamisaku, in the Ayase district of Adachi, Tokyo.

That was the beginning of her 44 days of torture. She didn’t know her abductors, they had no grudge against her and there was nothing specific that they were after. They attacked her because they could, embarking on weeks of atrocities because they could, and because they wanted to.

To forestall a manhunt, the kidnappers coerced Furuta into calling her mother and telling her that she had run away from home, but was with “a friend” and was not in danger. He also browbeat her into posing as one of the boys’ girlfriends when the parents of the house where she was held were around, but when it became clear that the parents didn’t care either way, he dropped this pretext.

Pictured; Far left: Junko,  three of the unidentified abductors and the home in which Junko was taken to and raped and tortured for 44-days. The same home she will eventually die alone in.

DAY 1: November 22, 1988: Kidnapped
Kept captive in house, and posed as one of boy’s girlfriend
Raped (over 400 times in total)
Forced to call her parents and tell them she had run away
Starved and malnutrition
Fed cockroaches to eat and urine to drink
Forced to masturbate
Forced to strip in front of others
Burned with cigarette lighters and set off fireworks in her ears, mouth, vagina
Foreign objects inserted into her vagina/anus including a still lit light-bulb
DAY 11: December 1, 1988: Severely beat up countless times
Face held against concrete ground and jumped on
Hands tied to ceiling and body used as a punching bag  until her damaged internal organs made blood run from her mouth
Nose filled with so much blood that she can only breath through her mouth
Dumbbells dropped onto her stomach
Vomited when tried to drink water (her stomach couldn’t accept it)
Tried to escape and punished by cigarette burning on arms
Flammable liquid poured on her feet and legs, then lit on fire
Bottle inserted into her anus, causing injury
DAY 20: December10, 1988: Unable to walk properly due to severe leg burns
Beat with bamboo sticks
Fireworks inserted into anus and lit
Hands smashed by weights and fingernails kracked
Beaten with golf club
Cigarettes inserted into vagina and forced to drink her own urine as they laughed
Beaten with iron rods repeatedly
Winter; forced outside to sleep in balcony
Skewers of grilled chicken inserted into her vagina and anus, causing bleeding.

And yet she’d almost escaped. One time she reached the telephone—but one of the boys caught her just in time and ended the call for help. They punished her by taunting her with a candle flame and finally dousing her legs in lighter fluid and set her on fire, as punishment for trying to run away. She went into convulsions; the boys would later say that they thought she was faking the seizure. They set her on fire again, then put it out. She survived this round.

DAY 30: Hot wax dripped onto face
Eyelids burned by cigarette lighter
Stabbed with sewing needles in chest area
Left nipple cut and destroyed with pliers
Hot light bulb inserted into her vagina
Heavy bleeding from vagina due to scissors insertion
Unable to urinate properly
Injuries were so severe that it took over an hour for her to crawl downstairs and use the bathroom
Eardrums severely damaged
Extreme reduced brain size
DAY 40: Begged her tortures to “kill her and get it over with”
January 1, 1989: Junko greets the New Years Day alone
Body mutilated
Unable to move from the ground
DAY 44: January 4, 1989: The four boys beat her mutilated body with an iron barbell, using a loss at the game of Mah-jongg as a pretext. She is profusely bleeding from her mouth and nose. They put a candle’s flame to her face and eyes.
Then, lighter fluid was poured onto her legs, arms, face and stomach, and then lit on fire. This final torture lasted for a time of two hours. Junko Furuta died later that day, in pain and alone. Nothing could compare 44 days of suffering she had to go through.
Less than 24-hours later, on January 5th, 1988, the killers hid Junko’s body in a 55-gallon drum, then filled it with concrete; they disposed the drum in a tract of reclaimed land in Kōtō,Tokyo.
When her mother heard the news and details of what happened to her daughter, she passed-out. She had to undergo a psychiatric outpatient treatment.
According to their statements at their trial, the four of them raped her, beat her, introduced foreign objects including an iron rod into her vagina, made her drink her own urine and was fed cockroaches, inserted fireworks into her anus, and set them off, forced Furuta to masturbate, cut her nipple with pliers, dropped dumbbells onto her stomach, and burned her with cigarettes and lighters. (One of the burnings was punishment for attempting to call the police.)At one point her injuries were so severe that according to one of the boys it took more than an hour for her to crawl downstairs to use the bathroom. They also related that “possibly a hundred different people” knew that Furuta had been imprisoned there, but it is not clear if this means they visited the house at different times while she was imprisoned there, or themselves either raped or abused her.When the boys refused to let her leave, she begged them on several occasions to “kill (her) and get it over with“.
 Three of the boys identities were sealed by the court because of their age, even though they were tried as adults. They pled guilty to a reduced charge of “committing bodily injury that resulted in death”, instead of the original charge of murder. Jo Kamisaku was released in August 1999, and nearly 5 years later he was arrested and served 7 years for assualting a jealous love-rival and according to others who know him and spent time in prison with him, he had been bragging about what he had done to Furuta.

By 2004, Kamisaku, who was already released from prison for Junko’s horrific murder,  had allegedly renewed his contacts with the underworld, and was in trouble with the law again.

He was arrested for assaulting a 27-year-old acquaintance, Takatoshi Isono. Upset that a woman in his life might be involved with Isono, Kamisaku tracked the man down, beat him, shoved him in his trunk, drove him from Adachi to his mother’s bar in Misato, Furuta’s hometown, and continued to beat him. During the four-hour beating, Kamisaku allegedly threatened to kill the man, telling him that he’d killed before and knew how to get away with it.

During his trial Kamisaku admitted to the assault, but he denied that he’d referred to any previous murder or had threatened Isono.

Prosecutors wanted Kamisaku to spend another 7 years in prison. They got a conviction and the sentence they wanted.

Kamisaku has since been released again.

You can visit a memorial site dedicated to Junko Furuta by clicking the link provided: http://junko-furuta.gonetoosoon.org/
Information was gathered from various sites and I rechecked information to make sure story was as accurate as possible. Some of the photo’s are taken from a movie ”Concrete” which is about Junko Furuta’s 44-days of hell. Character playing the role of Junko is shown in the movie-still above.

131 responses to “44 Days Of Hell – The Murder Of Junko Furuta

    • @SUSAN. Go fuck yourself you pasty white trash whore! Take a look at yourself you pathetic waste of space and you’ll see YOU ARE THE FUCKING NIGGER!!

      @WOW. You’re an even bigger moron that Susan!

      The U.S. was created from the blood of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans!

      Rape, torture, murdering infants and unarmed women is the way of the most despicable race of people ever created! Caucasians! The true NIGGAZ.

      Disgusting ass white people are the biggest cowards!

      The only way they whites won war between whites and Natives is, 2 blankets with smallpox taken out of the smallpox clinic handed to the Natives by the cowardly white man to wipe out every single Native because Natives at that time was by far the fiercest warriors.

      Whites couldn’t over take the Natives land until 12 million Natives were dwindled down to a few hundred thousands.

      Women, lol white women who were accused of being a witch was tortured were tortured so severely, then burned alive.

      All humans are capable of this type of tragedy but it’s not the Japanese who are monsters, it’s YOU white people!

      • That is by far the most asinine comment I’ve ever read. You must have been sleeping during your history classes because every race has done horrible things to other people and races. As a white American male, I’ll say yeah, slavery was wrong, and yes, the way that the founders of the US treated the Natives was disgusting, but it is not just “Whites”. have you seen what is going on in India? women and children are being gang raped, sometimes to the point of death from their internal injuries. Worse is that some are then KILLED by their own family to “preserve their honor” in what is justifiable to them as an Honor Killing. And lets look at the African nations… Have you ever heard of Rwanda? In approximately 100 days, at least 800,000 people were slaughtered! Human beings are a species of animals, and kill each other as such. It has nothing to do with race, it is a species wide occurrence. You are the reason my girlfriend hates being black. It’s people like you who make African Americans look ignorant. I’ve been courteous and polite this entire time, so now I will close with this final bit of advice… The next time you feel the need to post a comment, try to say it out loud first to hear how stupid you sound, and the next time you open your mouth to speak your mind, put the barrel of a loaded gun in it, pull the trigger and let your thoughts flow free out the back of your skull…

    • You fucking retarded dipshit. Look at some of the cases of kidnapping and torture in the US and other countries. You pathetic piece of shit.

      • What about the elderly white couple that raped the 5 year old daughter and then killed her in the United States? Oh you didn’t hear about it? That because you’re too busy being a racist bigot. Just because one group did something wrong does not mean the whole population is at fault.

      • I think you misunderstood. His username is dog, therefor be must be a dog. So when he calls them Japanese dogs it’s actually a sign of respect.

    • They are not dogs, any human can be a dog. There are filthy people all over the world, the Japanese aren’t the only people. I get that shit when down in world war two/further wars and america soldiers were tortured by japanese soldiers. It’s sad yes and never ever will be right but, you can not simply declare a whole race disgusting because of something that happened so long ago. People change and new people come into play. They’re not always going to be the same and hate Americans and/or other countries. Not every person is the same and I believe that a whole country/race should not be dubbed dogs.

      As for this shameful act, it’s utterly repulsive, they do have the right to die for what they did.

      Also Susan cut the crap, your statement was just as disgusting. You shouldn’t even say that it’s so out of line I can’t even. I’m assuming you are a white female, just because you’re “white” doesn’t mean you can say such a horrible thing. You have no privilege because of your skin, don’t say such disgusting words.

      American has done some horrible things as well. Don’t even try to argue with me on this. We’re all human and we make mistakes so it doesn’t really matter as this point in time, as neither should our past with the Japanese. American has probably the worst serial killers, That have done way worst things than this Japanese kidnapping. Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy are most defiantly worse than this kidnapping. Go look them up if you want proof and if you still don’t believe me, I suggest than you get a reality check.

  1. aesey kamino ko toh aisee sajja deni chahiye ki martedam tak naa bhuule aur har din maut se bhi battar ban jaye aur agar govt. sajaa nahi de saktee toh kya unko society mein se kutton (doggy) kee tarah laat maar kar nikaal dena chahiye.

  2. such a sad story, r.i.p. Junko, hope these guys will get what they deserve from life, even if it means they will be beaten up as old men by some young boys just like they once were…

  3. Scarlet…You know…I allready accepted this mission…
    and if my drive hunt had stated once…there is no escape at all…

    If I shold get cought or killed or whatever…its for justice…and will de ok.
    As long as those who didnt feel anything for the people next to them…woll go thruh the same hell they once raised…

  4. Japanese law is all fucked up….capital punishment should have been awarded. Since it was not, the common people should have made them live through the same torture for 45 days and then repeated the torture for years. This is a situation where the arab way of justice is the only way.

    • They /deserve/ it until they die,however long that’d take.
      People like them make me hope hell exists-even if i burn too.
      Reading this made m sick.
      That is not even about me hating them for the disgusting,heartless, atrocious thing they did,but about public savety!
      Does the government,law,whoever decide these shitfucking assstupid things want thhat to happen again!!!!

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  7. this is the worst case i’ve ever heard…. how can someone be so brutal….. i mean, no one even behaves such badly with animals also …… how could those boys even imagine such a thing….. they dont deserve to live…… if i get those boys, i would torture them soo badly as they did with that girl but i wont kill them, i’ll just leave them to die out of pain…. then they would realise how much pain she had to suffer…….

  8. i felt really bad, really really bad for her even now years has passed i cn still feel how pity i am for her and very sorry for her parents.

  9. after reading this story.i feel there is no god.she got brutaly tortured and the rapist still lived.there is no god and u should probably trust no one.and take care of uaslf.cz u never know what shit storm u ll go through.

  10. I dont understand how they could be released after mere 7 or 10 years. Shouldn’t they be sent to Guantanamo Bay or something? After all, the judges even had these pictures. What’s wrong with the Japanese justice system, it seems, they’re ALL messed up.

    • Well Guantanamo Bay is supposed to be for terrorists wanting to attack the US so they wouldn’t go there. But I totally agree with your sentiment, that’s an insanely short amount of time they were incarcerated.

    • Those pictures aren’t really her if that’s what your referring about when you said pictures. The only pictures they have is the picture of her from school and the ones of the criminals.They made a flim about Junko’s case named; “Concerte” and that’s where the pictures are from.

  11. i would love to drop moltan lead into their anus .cut their penis and play some cricket with their eyeballs. those guys deserves the brutal torture and death.

  12. omg plz hang those idiots publicly and cut thr all parts… its not a crime its hell torture.… rip lil brave girl…

  13. Shamefull japan gov. Aise kutto ko to buri se buri mot honi chahiye ni kr sakte to janta ke hawale kr do wo khud kr degi inka kam

  14. Ugh I remember when I read this story like 6 years ago it makes me so angry and sad!!!! That poor girl didn’t deserve it! I hope karma gets them back for what they did cause what they did has no name. What kinda of animals would do that!? Why would they torture her like that? I wish all of them would be stuck in a room and burn alive and be tortured just like they did to her. I’m a woman I have a mother and sisters and friends, so just thinking of how it could happen to them, I would chop those guys dicks off idgaf if I get sent to jail. I’m sorry but this is not right dear god may the poor girl rest in piece and sent those disgusting scumbags to burn in hell!

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  18. Those four can’t escape from the eye of providence and will torture eternally for what they’ve done.

  19. This bastards motherfucker is crazy!
    How could they do this crazy things to a innocent girl! They should be sentenced to dead!

  20. Why are you guys posting hateful and stupid comments? Do you honestly see what you’re typing?! Just stop it, it’s disrespectful to junko and what she went through. Stop arguing with each other and act sensible!

  21. They should’ve tortured all four of them for 44 days for empathy. And maybe throw in a little more mutilation. I don’t believe 2 wrongs make a right but everyone gets pissed off

  22. The torture shit is fucked up on so many levels. WTF were they thinking committing such heinous act. Death penalty is just too easy for those bastards. Should hand them over to some shady underground facility and do the same shit on them.

  23. I cannot even fathom that she even survived if you want to call it that for as long as she did. I would have begged them to kill me the first day. May her soul be a peace

  24. what was her fault,man?she was innocent…Those motherfuckers will rot in hell…they will suffer,they will rot rot rot!!!!

  25. Why would anybody do this to one other?? Even reading this made me sick. How could they enjoy this? Totally disgusting. Poor girl… :(((((((((

  26. itz rly sEems hw sEcurE iz jApanese lAw….n wt Abt d rApists??..thEy Also nEed sme pnshmnt throughOuT whl lyf…….if i wOuLd b thEre ….i dNt crE evn Abt d jPnse lAw i jSt sMply dO thE sm Thng Fr thE rApists n sm to theIr pArents includng thEre mOms n sistrs ..thEn mAy b thEy fl abt wt iZ clld pAin n hw furutA hd it….fu#k thEre All fmLy in frnT of wHl wlrd n societY n thn kIll thm n hng thEir nUde bdy on thE fr evr……bldy shit…n A rqst to jpnse lAw ….baby plZz grw up…n sEe wt bulshit fu#K iZ hPpng in ur coUnTrY….

  27. Why the fuck are they still alive..after what they did? They should get a death penalty right away and burn in hell. We don’t need those type of people in this world.

  28. It’s really bad and terrible that anyone would ever do this. But the comments saying that ‘All Japanese are still bad’. Fuck you. This was a really bad case of murder and torture caused by bad people, not because they’re Japanese you fucking racist dipshits. This has nothing to do with them being Japanese. It’s about a depression story of a poor girl.

  29. They only got charged with “bodily injury causing death”? In North American I can’t even imagine their list of charges… kidnapping, forcible confinement, first degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, torture… etc?

  30. i hope this never happens to any1 again…………. 😦 nd those ass*****…. giving them physical injury isn’t enough

  31. If it happened in the past there would still a scar on Japan and their act is unforgettable they should have been in jail for 44 years and should have got a bonus of 44 years of horrible tortures

  32. Can we stop with the Racism? Like others said, it wasnt the whole populations fault. Also, doesn’t this make you just as bad? Racism is against the law, is it not? Japan may have done some things in the past, but chances are you are just an asshole with nothing to do but sit on your ‘high horse’ and pretend like it’s everyone else’s fault. To be honest that is VERY immature. If you figure making these kind of comments on an article about a girl who was BRUTALLY TORTURED, making nothing of the case, then you should just GO. Look, if someone from Japan wronged you, and I mean, like, beat your wife up, or picked a fight with you in front of your kids, sure, tell us the whole story before calling them ‘cunts’ and ‘niggers’ and WHAT’S FUNNY IS ‘NIGGER’ IS NOT EVEN A POLITICALLY CORRECT TERM FOR ASIANS. Japan has very strict policies, and I’d hope you’d do some RESEARCH before claiming that ‘those japs are bad’

  33. Did I do anything to you for you to assume I’m a terrible white person as well? I have love for all races colors and creeds, but yet you so easily group EVERY white person into the same category. You’re better than that. Don’t be so quick to judge because you make your whole race look bad.

  34. It is not about Japanese people or any other race. It is about the mentality of these boys who committed this crime. And it is about all the people of this country who accepted such a small punishment for such culprits. U Japanese people how can u be silent with such a heinious crime committed by ur country people n u sitting quitely on it. This shows ur mentality as well. World over lot of crimes have been committed, but this is the height of submissiveness by u people. Atleast in US they find the culprit n punish severely, what have u guys done. Settled with 7 years of imprisonment. What if one of these guys after coming out of prison would have done the same thing to another girl, could you guys forgive yourselves for forgiving such bastards.

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