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

  1. Why the hell are ya’ll arguing. Some poor girl is tortured to death for nearly two months and you selfish a-holes make it all about and your problems.

    • burn those four devils for their devilish act… burn including their souls (if they have souls) … the most horrible tortured I ever encountered… they are really Japanese!!! walang awa kahit sa kapwa nila hapon! SHIITTTTTT TO THEMMMM!

  2. those 4 dogshit motherfuckinn phoney assholes , may their pussies and asses and dicks get fried in a freakinn suckin vat and their throats chopped off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they should be castrated over 400 times!!!!!!!!!! and their balls roasted like chestnuts and forced to make em eat !!!!!! hell yaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!! suck a dick and fuck yourself in ypr asses with hot iron dildos……………….FUCKER.

  3. Look, it is individuals who commit atrocity and they are the ones that deserve to be in hell not races just the ones that do it. However, anyone is capable of doing this but only the ones with mutilated human nature do it.

  4. Things like this.. It happens. Whether we like it or not, there are still twisted humans round the world. What we could do is condemn what has already happened and babble about them and all. But what we can do, is pray. Pray for the world. Pray for the people in domestic hurt, neglect, torture, etc. Life may be unfair, but God is not.

      • Maybe it was Him that gave her strength to escape but the hell was already infront of her and was inevitable. And why do you think that within 44 days of torture God didn’t look out for her? It was Him who kept her alive until her last day but her destiny was that. There are many reasons behind everyone’s miseries, we can’t see that, only God knows.

      • Uuu traingosurvive, if gos was real he would let her die, because would you rather have 44 days of hardcore torture or a painless dead ?

    • If I ain’t got time to rescue this girl being torturd d for 44 days, you can sure as hell bet cho ass I ain’t listening to your prayers. I directed her prayers straight to my voicemail.

      • For someone who doesnt believe in God u sure spend alot of time talking about the subject and replying to anyone who mentions God.

        Nobody cares if you believe in God or not. Nobody is forcing you too listen. People can believe or not believe and feeling the need to commemt on the subject 5 times shows how much it bothers you.

        Studies show that people who believe in a higher power and have faith live happier so if someone believes in God that’s their perogative.

        I personally believe but i could care less if you do or dont.

  5. She lived even longer than Ilan Halimi who survived 26 days of similarly unfathomable torture. RIP to both of them.

    I cannot believe they let the demons out of confinement again to hurt more people.

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  7. Just…why? I can’t even put it in words. She was so strong, God she was strong. How could she have taken that for so long? I remember reading about this years ago and just…being shocked I guess. How could a human being do this to another person? How were they raised? What kinds of mothers did they have? I don’t understand. Also, the fact that the parents didm’t care? It isn’t my place or anyone else’s but these…I can’t even call them people, they deserve the worst tortures possible. How could the Japanese government let them out of prison? This is insanity. Junka Furuta may you be blessed a hundred thousand times. May God grant you the brightest place in the heavens and all the grace of the universe be yours.

  8. This is the most horrible case of murder I’ve ever read about. I can’t understand how those psychopaths got just 7 years of prision. I really hope life give them what they deserve: the suffer of Junko but 1273 times more painful.

  9. I almost cried when I read this and it was like I felt her torture. I just need to know WHY ON EARTH WOULD THEY RELEASE THOSE NOT-SO-HUMANS? They should immediately brought the 4 murders and torturers into death. Justice please…

  10. I heard about this story and wished it wasn’t true. Knowing that people can be so barbaric and intentionally cause suffering is frightening and heart-breaking. How could that hurt her so badly and not even care? Rest in peace Junko Furuta.

  11. This is the most heartbroken true story in my entire life and it has and will forever unquestionably affect my innermost soul. I tried to visualize and sense what this 16 year old girl must have gone through but it is unthinkable how such people can exist in this world. The reason I publish this is to create total consciousness so that these brutal horrifying guys will have to face justice and be worthy no less than the a penalty equal to what Junko had to endure, even if this is finally 20 years later. Circulate this story around the world.

  12. What the fuck… These 4 guys are not humans neither they are animals… They dont beling in any group they are nothing but fucking bunch of psychological monsters… They will get what they have done it all will come back to them one way or another and when it does it will be far worser dn the 44 days they put that innocent girl through…

    • Yeah, I’m sure they’re going to get worse than that lol. What are you smoking?
      Get a band of neighbors to form a mob and go kill those pussies.

      • Oh and if that victim was part of my family I would sure as hell murder every one of those guys, prison or not, I wouldn’t give a crap. They need to be put down.

  13. Nothing to say. I’m totally,”SPEECHLESS” with shock!! Horrified by the shocking news of the Delhi rape case in India-19th December 2012.
    Sometime before my perception was that this type of particular brutality and assault cases existed in India only. The number of,”SHARES” I have found in facebook has made me numb.

  14. This is terrible for her… I think these people that did these unimaginable things are not a human anymore, they’re EVIL! Rest in Peace Junko :’-(

  15. why would a movie be made of this? she was not only dehumanized by her captors but by everyone aware of the situation. in their twisted, evil minds this was all okay. to them, this random human being did not count.† God bless her soul and comfort her family.

  16. THEY should be given an operation to

    1. Make the penis VARIABLY 2 tubes in each chamber of the penis tube (A) long close to the head of the penis, tube (B) very short just to get passed the erection muscle. Tube (A) goes to ARTERY and tube (B) goes to VEIN, __ WITH A VERY ADJUSTABLE VALVE (I am not sure how to control it) ON 1 OF THEM.

    2. Have a Y connection between prostate gland and the penis so that you can introduce sperm and seaman from outside the body.

    (males get masturbated by goat or cow milker, fluids get pumped through Y connection out of penis, CAUSING MALE TO BE __ VERY __ EXCITED)

    By adjusting sperm flow the “TEASER” can lick as long as he / she wishes.


    (both by males eat and by adding things to the tank)

    CAPTURE and reuse sperm


    3. THEY are then sentenced to the prison of the sexual preference of their choice.

    4. The other prisoners are __ REQUIRED __ to tease them to the point where they are __ TERRIFIED __ they are going to die.

    5. This is 24 / 7 ___ 44 days __ per session __ operation.

    6. Be sure to use vibrators for the prostate and EACH of the twins.

    7. Stimulate as many body parts as possible (legs, nipples, feet).

  17. Did any of them really get released??? REALLY??? How the FUCK? That’s like releasing 100 wild lions into a city and calling it ‘law’. Surely nobody is that stupid, I would quit my job as a judge sooner than I would rule that they be released… WHAT?!

  18. wow.. how can people even do this.. i mean just reading this story makes me cringe.. and the fact that they are underage and they can do such things scares me.. violence still continues to this day.. humans are vile and sick (most of us) .. RIP Junko Furuta , hope this doesnt happen to someone again.. May you protect us..

  19. I just found out about this and realised that today is 26 years since she died witch kind of creeps me out, but seriously just why would someone do it there is some sick people in this world but these people they deserve to go trough everything that she went trough and live if they survive and still it wouldn’t be enough these people don’t make me angry they make me sad that people can get that cruel. I’m truly not a religious person but I hope that in at least the last minutes of hers she found piece,

  20. I read this all the time and hope to teach these bastards a lesson everyday!!!! How can a human being do something like this to another human being????!! What they are of!! Are they Animals???????

  21. I just read through this and honestly, this is so terrifying.
    I can’t even find any words for this…
    Why would one even do such a thing!?

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