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Seisaku Nakamura
Birth name: Seisaku Nakamura
Also known as: Hamamatsu Deaf Killer
Born: Shizuoka, Japan
Cause of death: hanging
Number of victims: 9-11
Span of killings: August 22, 1938–August 30, 1942
Country: Japan
State(s): Shizuoka
Date apprehended: October 12, 1942

Seisaku Nakamura (中村 誠策 Nakamura Seisaku ?, ca.1924 - June 19, 1944) was a Japanese teenage serial killer.[1] He is also known as Hamamatsu Deaf Killer.[2] He stabbed to death at least nine people, including several teenagers, in the Shizuoka Prefecture.


Early life

Seisaku Nakamura was born deaf. He was intelligent, achieving high grades at school, but was treated poorly by his family and was a social misfit. He enjoyed films where men used Japanese swords to assassinate people.


According to his testimony, on August 22, 1938.[1] he attempted to rape two women; they resisted him, so he murdered them. He was 14 years old at that time. However, the two murders are often excluded from his serial murders.

On August 18, 1941, at the age of 17, Seisaku Nakamura killed a third woman and injured a fourth. On August 20, three more people were found dead, murdered by Nakamura. On September 27, he murdered his brother, and injured his father, his sister, his brother's wife and his brother's child. On August 30, 1942, he murdered a couple, their daughter, and their son, and attempted to rape another daughter.[1]

Information about his crimes were restricted because many thought news about his crimes would cause excessive trouble during the already tense war time, so Nakamura went unapprehended for longer than he might have otherwise. His family knew that he was responisible for the deaths but were afraid of revenge and did not come forward.

Arrest, trial, and execution

He was arrested for nine murders on October 12, 1942. He also admitted two others.[1] On November 11, his father Fumisada Nakamura (中村 文貞 Nakamura Fumisada ?) committed suicide.[3] He was tried as an adult under the Wartime Law; Senji Keiji Tokubetsu Hou (戦時刑事特別法 ?). The doctors claimed that he was not guilty by reason of insanity. However, the trials went rapidly and he was executed on June 19, 1944.


  1. ^ a b c d Eruo Kanga. "戦前の少年犯罪" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-11-22.  
  2. ^ "serial killers by country - japan jp" (in English). serial killer true crime library. Retrieved 2007-12-24.  
  3. ^ "自殺データベース 昭和前期の自殺 (1826-1969)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-05-12.  

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