The man who confessed on his deathbed that he was

The man who confessed on his deathbed that he was a wanted terrorist for 50 years

A DNA test conducted on his deathbed confirmed the true identity of one of Japan's most wanted criminals

Four days before his death, a 70yearold man lying on his deathbed admitted this Satoshi Kirishima. After an investigation, it was confirmed that he was the criminal who put up several refugee posters on the streets of Tokyo and was wanted by the authorities for 50 years.

The person who died in hospital on January 29 was confirmed to be the man himself. Satoshi Kirishima“A Tokyo Police spokesperson told AFP on Tuesday 27th.

Satoshi was accused of a series of attacks on Japanese companies after joining the East Asian AntiJapan Army Front during his college years.

In 1975, a bomb exploded in a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries building, killing eight people and injuring more than 160. On this occasion the group of Kirishima was blamed for the attack.

As UOL reports, of the organization's ten members, two were sentenced to death. Among them was Masashi Daidojithe founder of the front, who died in 2017.

Anonymity and confession

Already Satoshi Kirishima adopted the pseudonym Hiroshi Uchida and lived like a worker without a bank account or health insurance, as Japanese media TV Asahi and Japan Times reported. These precautions hid his identity for years while he made a living working in construction.

Police authorities were alerted to the man's confession and questioned him at the hospital where he was admitted in Kanagawa, south of Tokyo. On January 29, four days after the interrogation, Kirishima died.

He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and said he wanted to die “under his real name,” police said. Aside from that, Satoshi reportedly shared “previously unknown” details of the bombings.