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Mother says death of 2 children was failed murder-suicide bid

Posted on August 1, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CRIME JUL. 30, 2013 – SAITAMA —

Police in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday that a woman arrested on suspicion of murdering her two children has confessed that it was part of a failed murder-suicide bid.

According to police, 44-year-old Harumi Ishikawa contacted emergency services at around 1 a.m. on Sunday to report that she had slashed her wrists. Fuji TV reported that police found that she had apparently stabbed her 14-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son to death with a kitchen knife prior to making the call.

During police questioning, Ishikawa was quoted as saying that she had planned to kill her children before taking her own life. Doctors have described her injuries as minor.

Japan Today

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Hafu Film: Documentary about people of mixed race

Posted on August 1, 2013. Filed under: Uplifting Stories | Tags: , , , |










予告編 編集:見田伸夫 、三宅愛架
音楽:ホワイト・ウィントン、”Don’t Look Back” by Kentö
モーション グラフィックス:細野将志
ポストハウス: Cutters Tokyo



8月14日       シンガポールのNational University of Singapore ご予約はこちら
10月5日~ 日本初!渋谷アップリンク ロードショー
10月22日  マドリッド、スペイン
10月24日  ベルリン、ドイツ
10月29日  バルセロナ、スペイン
11月         セントルイス、アメリカ

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Hafu Film: Documentary about people of mixed race

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Save the Date: October 5th Tokyo Theatrical release

We are thrilled to announce that Hafu will be released on Saturday, October 5th at the Uplink Factory in Shibuya for an initial two week run.

We will also be selling bulk discounted tickets at 1300 yen a piece (Regular price is 1500yen per ticket) Please get in touch with us if you are willing to buy 5 or more tickets.
Contact us at

Also, if you have any other ideas of how to get the word out about our film, let us know. With just two months to go. let’s gambaru and give it our best!
At long last we have a trailer!
(Please click on the image below to play)

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen:

Trailer Editors: Nobuo Mita, Aika Miyake
Music: Winton White, “Don’t Look Back” by Kentö
Motion graphics: Massashi Hosono
Post-Production facility: Cutters Tokyo

Upcoming Screenings

We are proud to announce our first screening outside of Japan and the US! This is our first step towards our film being screened around the world.

August 14 –  Singapore, National University of Singapore RSVP and details here.
October 5 –   Tokyo Premier and Theatrical Release at Shibuya UPLINK
October 22 – Madrid, Spain
October 24 – Berlin, Germany
October 29 – Barcelona,Spain
November –  St. Louis, USA
Vancouver, Canada
Honolulu, USA
San Diego, USA

If you would like the movie to be screened in your hometown visit our website and clickhere or simply email us to
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