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Japan Executes Prisoner Who Killed 7 in Tokyo Street Rampage

An undated picture of Tomohiro Kato.

An undated picture of Tomohiro Kato.

Photographer: AFP/Getty Images

Tokyo (AP) -- Japan on Tuesday executed a man who killed seven people in a vehicle crash and stabbing rampage in a crowded Tokyo shopping district in 2008.

Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa told reporters that Tomohiro Kato was hanged at the Tokyo detention center earlier Tuesday.