In June 2008, tragedy struck Tokyo's video game/anime/manga district Akihabara. Tomohiro Kato stabbed over 15 individuals, killing 7. He now says he deserves death.

According to sources, Kato sent a letter of apology to one of the victims, writing, ''My crime deserves death."

The Japanese legal system does have the death penalty.

Defendant in Akihabara rampage sends letter of apology [Kyodo]