Hiroaki Hidaka

Hiroaki Hidaka

Hiroaki Hidaka
Birth name: Hiroaki Hidaka
Born: April 1962
Miyazaki, Japan
Died: December 25, 2006 (aged 44)
Cause of death: Hanging
Number of victims: 4
Span of killings: April 18, 1996–September 14, 1996
Country: Japan
State(s): Hiroshima
Date apprehended: September 21, 1996

Hiroshi Hidaka (?? ??, Hidaka Hiroaki?, April 1962 – December 25, 2006) was a Japanese serial killer.


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Early life

Hidaka was born in the Miyazaki Prefecture. He was originally an excellent student, but he failed to enter the University of Tsukuba, his target college. He entered the Fukuoka University instead, but eventually dropped out. He often borrowed money, drank and went to prostitutes. In April 1989, he moved to Hiroshima and began to work as a taxi driver.

Hidaka married in 1991, and had a daughter in 1993, but his wife entered a mental hospital.


Hidaka killed and robbed four women between April and September 1996. One of his victims was a 16-year-old girl who engaged in Enjo k?sai. He was arrested on September 21, 1996.

Trial and execution

The district court in Hiroshima sentenced Hidaka to death on February 9, 2000, a sentence he didn’t appeal. He was executed by hanging on December 25, 2006.[1][2][3] After his execution, his lawyer, Shuichi Adachi, protested that he had been illegally refused access to his client by prison authorities.[4]


  1. ^ Four prisoners executed in Japan“. BBC. 2006-12-25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6208519.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  2. ^ Four hanged on Christmas Day“. The Times. 2006-12-26. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article1264441.ece. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  3. ^ DEATH PENALTY NEWS” (in English). Amnesty International. December 2006. http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engact530042006. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  4. ^ Lawyer to sue after prison bars meeting before inmate is executed“. The Japan Times. 2007-02-09. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20070209b6.html. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 

External links

NAME Hidaka, Hiroaki
DATE OF BIRTH April 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
DATE OF DEATH December 25, 2006

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