• Head Priest Among 3 Dead in Samurai Sword Attack at Tokyo Shrine

    One year ago - By Time

    The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police said Friday.
    A female accomplice also died in the attack, and the priest's driver was injured, Tokyo Metropolitan Police said.
    The motive was unclear, though Japanese media reported there may have been a feud between the priest and her brother.
    Police said that Nagako Tomioka, the 58-year-old head of Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, was attacked as she got out of her car Thursday night.
    Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, and an accomplice were hiding...
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  • 'Samurai Sword' Attack At Tokyo Shrine Leaves 3 Dead

    'Samurai Sword' Attack At Tokyo Shrine Leaves 3 Dead

    One year ago - By NPR

    The shrine's head priestess was reportedly killed in the attack by her brother, the former head priest, and his girlfriend, in an apparent succession feud.
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