Islamic export: brutal beheading in Japan.
Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of copying ISIS execution videos after murdered 13-year-old is found nearly decapitated in Japan
Japanese children pray for their friend Ryota Uemura at the site where his body was found in suburban Tokyo, on February 24, 2015
- Brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura found in undergrowth
- It was discovered near a river in Kawasaki, southwest of Tokyo
- His neck had been repeatedly hacked at, apparently with a knife
- Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing
- Officials believe killers may have been inspired by gruesome Isis videos
Japanese police on Friday arrested three teenagers on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Isis executions such as those by Jihadi John.
The brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura was found in undergrowth near a river last Friday. His neck had been repeatedly hacked at, apparently with a knife, discovered nearby soaked in blood.
Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing, with media reporting every twist and turn in the investigation, including details of how the youngster’s mobile phone was used to send a friend request on a messaging app around the time of his death.
Populist weekly Shukan Shincho reported the wounds appeared to indicate that whoever killed Ryota may have been trying to decapitate him.
NOTE: That said, beheading was also a game sport for the Japanese military.