Kenichiro Okamoto, 41, was allegedly killed by an internet troll he had feuded with online after giving a talk Sunday night on how to deal with online disputes.
A Japanese blogger was allegedly stabbed to death by an internet troll he had feuded with online after giving a talk Sunday night on how to deal with online disputes.
Kenichiro Okamoto, 41, an employee at an internet security firm, was found with multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck in the bathroom at Fukuoka Growth Next, a startup support center in the city of Fukuoka, around 8 p.m., according to the Mainichi newspaper.
Okamoto, who blogged under the name Hagex, was scheduled to deliver a two-hour lecture on “blog troubles” he had encountered over the years just before the stabbing, according to a post on his blog about the event.
A few hours later, police in Fukuoka Prefecture said a man, later identified as 42-year-old Hidemitsu Matsumoto, had turned himself in and claimed responsibility for the attack, the newspaper reported.
A bloody knife was found inside Matsumoto’s bag and he was arrested on suspicion of Okamoto’s murder and violating a Japanese law prohibiting possession of firearms or swords with a blade longer than 6 centimeters (2.3 inches).
The newspaper reported that the stab wounds were from a knife with a roughly…