KILLERS : joji obara

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Joji Obara (born 1952 in Osaka, Japan) is a convicted rapist who was accused of the rape and subsequent deaths of two women, British hostess Lucie Blackman in the summer of 2000 and Australian Carita Ridgway in 1992, and the rapes of six other women.


March 25, 2008, an appeal trial commenced in the Tokyo High Court.[25] Tokyo's High Court found Obara guilty on the counts of abduction, dismemberment and disposal of Blackman's body on December 16, 2008.[26]

In early December 2010, the Supreme Court of Japan rejected Obara's appeal and upheld his life sentence.

keep that scum inside

1 year ago | [YT] | 21

Rob Robert

What do they mean they couldn't get him to leave his cell? What kind of prison system are they running in Japan? Where I live, if they want an inmate to come out of his cell he's going to come out of that cell, even if that means it takes 25 jailers, and he comes out hog-tied and gagged and smothered in CS gas. He wouldn't leave his cell - LOL! - what kind of a joke is that?

3 years ago | [YT] | 31

Butch Dye

One thing the world can not afford to lose is good people!

9 months ago | [YT] | 9


Shoutout to the dad for accepting the money. Nothing wrong with what he did. As he said, they've got to get on with their life and they spent an awful a lot of time and money dealing with this so it's only natural that they get that and more back. Everyone saying the dad is an asshole is not putting themselves in his shoes.

4 years ago | [YT] | 31

Mornette Potgieter

To Lucy's family and friends I send you rainbows and rainbows of loving energy, blessings and light.Your precious Lucy is an Angel now. I feel your pain and suffering as I too lost my beloved brother who was brutally murdered by two white so called men( both married with children) in Boksburg, South Africa who were assaulting an 8month pregnant lady and my precious precious brother paid the ultimate price of giving his life for this lady and her unborn baby. How sick the human race has become, our world is so messed up and desperately needs love and light to heal. 💖

9 months ago | [YT] | 12

wendy goyette

Hostess!!! Mamasan keeps watch. Sounds like a Madam. Haven't finished watching

6 months ago | [YT] | 5

Raphaella Victoria

they get into cars with strange men who no doubt view them as a commodity: doesn't get dodgier than that.

9 months ago | [YT] | 18


Justice at last.
Tokyo's High Court found Obara guilty on the counts of abduction, dismemberment and disposal of Blackman's body on December 16, 2008

6 years ago | [YT] | 34

Raphaella Victoria

I think the judge was bribed as well

9 months ago | [YT] | 8

Tao Zi

If I was the mom heard my daughter is working at a club as hostess drinking with strangers every night, and go on the date with strangers, I would go there myself and take her home immediately.

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 5

adam goodman

HE "ended up being banged up for LIFE, and got ripped off for 400 GRAND"
so there is a sense of justice here, HE would have never been apprehended,
if it hadnt been for the Blackman families actions, and would have no doubt
gone on to commit more vile crimes.

4 years ago | [YT] | 16

George Lindley

I actually knew Obara from the late 50's till 1978. He was more of an acquaintance than a friend. The name he went by first was Koji Kim when he attended Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. He had to commute from Osaka. My understanding was that his father was Korean but his mother was Japanese. My mother was a friend of his mother and they kept in touch.

He came to the States in the early 70's and attended a college in Illinois where he met and married a pretty American lady. He visited us several times. During a talk with him, he revealed a side of his character that I never knew existed. He told me that if his wife ever cheated on him that he would kill her. Was very surprised by his outburst. It revealed a something of his character that I didn't know existed. The name he went by that time was Koji Ohiwa.

Visited him in LA when he was studying for a Master's degree and later in Osaka where his mother ran a pachinko parlor. He was always well behaved with me and was very generous and friendly. Had no idea what a monster he would become.

Lost touch with him after the visit to Japan in 1978. Wondered what had happened to him. Now I know. Would have never guessed.

5 months ago | [YT] | 5


I remember this at the time. While I am truly sorry for Lucie's death and the loss to her family and friends, working as an "escort" in a foreign country is asking for trouble. I would NEVER let a daughter of mine do such a job, no matter her age, the risk factors are so high and in Lucie's case the risk took her life. RIP Lucie

1 year ago | [YT] | 24


Gee, I don't think I'd allow my daughter to be an escort on the other side of the world. I don't care if she was a few years over 18. If it sounds hinky, then it probably is. Just talking, dinners and drinks with strange men sounds hinky. My daughter was 22 when she wanted to move to the next state (Indiana USA) with a boyfriend she only met face to face a few times.The rest was all internet. I'd never met him.' You are going nowhere with anyone. Not like this. I will break your legs if you even think about it'. She didn't go. We found out a month after he had been very abusive to his last girlfriend. We still talk about it, her and I.

1 year ago | [YT] | 6

richard lawless

I have great respect for the Blackman family for their relentless efforts to get this awful little man put away. I also find it very daunting. I am an English expat living in Hong Kong and an ex-girlfriend of mine was found dead in the sea last summer, bruised and battered. The official police story is that she committed suicide bcs she had financial problems but it just does not fit. When I think of the effort the Blackman's and families like them go to to get justice I realise I can't compete . My ex-girlfriend was Chinese with no close family and is unlikely to ever receive justice! R.I.P. Becky Lam XXX

3 years ago | [YT] | 16

Joyce Yagoda

He thinks he is special, Obara! Unusual for Koreans to be so violent! That aught to make the Japanese angry that a Korean, born and living in Japan has giving an honorable country such dishonor!!

2 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 6

Kirsch Rot

I hope life means life in Japan for this monster

3 years ago | [YT] | 7

Mark Shere

He got sentenced for her murder in 2008.

4 years ago | [YT] | 5

Dianne O'Hara

After watching this, maybe more people will appreciate our own police force better ~ I'm from Scotland btw.

6 months ago | [YT] | 4

Moo Moo Puppy

The Bill Cosby of Japan

1 year ago | [YT] | 5