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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Dark side of host nation Japan and its gruesome murders

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!It's the land of the rising sun - but Japan also hides a rather dark side.On Friday the fun of the Olympic Games will begin with the opening ceremony in a nation which traditionally enjoys a low crime rate.Yet the country - where capital punishment is still in force - has also witnessed some shocking crimes in history from gruesome murders and terror attacks to dramatic heists.Here James Moore looks back at some of the most notorious cases...In July 2000 former flight attendant Lucie Blackman, 21, went missing while working as a bar hostess in Tokyo.It wasn’t until seven months later that her body was discovered in a seaside cave 30 miles south of the capital.

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