Yoshio Kodaira

the Kodaira case

  Active for 19 years
(1928-1946) in China, Japan

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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Yoshio Kodaira a Japanese serial killer and rapist known as the Kodaira case. Kodaira killed his father-in-law in 1932 and eight to ten women in Japan between 1945 and 1946. In the 1920s, Kodaira was deployed to Northern China as a sailor in the Imperial Japanese Navy to participated in the Jinan incident. Kodaira engaged in acts of necrophilia with the corpse after the fifth murder and stuck a sword into the belly of a pregnant woman. He was sentenced to death by hanging in 1948. Yoshio Kodaira was executed by hanging on October 5th 1949.

Yoshio Kodaira Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Yoshio Kodaira (aka) the Kodaira case, was active for 19 years between 1928-1946, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Japan, China

Yoshio Kodaira was born on January 28th 1905 in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. He had a speach defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.

Kodaira a heterosexual, necrophile male citizen of Japan. Kodaira completed 14 years of school, received a high school diploma. Kodaira Married. He had none.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1928 (Age 22/23) Yoshio Kodaira started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, where Kodaira was known to work as a soldier, war criminal.

He was arrested on August 20th 1946 (Age 41), convicted on November 16th 1948 (Age 43), sentenced to death by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Kodaira was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Yoshio Kodaira was executed on October 5th 1949 (Age 44).

Yoshio Kodaira died on October 5th 1949 (Age 44), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Profile Completeness: 77%
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Yoshio Kodaira has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Yoshio Kodaira a known:

Yoshio Kodaira
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Yoshio Kodaira
Nickname: the Kodaira case
Victims: 8 - 11
Years Active: 1928 - 1946
Ages Active: 22/23 - 40/41
Active Countries: Japan, China
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1905 - 1949
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Japan
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, necrophile
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: Married
Children: none
Living With: himself
Occupation: soldier, war criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 28, 1905
Native Name: 小平事件
Family Name: Kodaira
Given Name: Yoshio
Birth Location: Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 14 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Aug 20, 1946 (Age 41)
Convicted: Nov 16, 1948 (Age 43)
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Executed: Oct 5, 1949 (Age 44)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 5, 1949 (Age 44)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Yoshio Kodaira

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Yoshio Kodaira. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 28 1905Yoshio Kodaira was born in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  #19050128
Jan 28 1925
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1928
(Age 22/23)
Yoshio Kodaira started his serial killing spree. #1928
Jan 28 1935
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 28 1945
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1946
(Age 40/41)
Yoshio Kodaira ended his serial killing spree. #1946
Aug 20 1946
(Age 41)
Yoshio Kodaira arrested. #19460820
Nov 16 1948
(Age 43)
Yoshio Kodaira was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.  #19481116
Oct 05 1949
(Age 44)
Yoshio Kodaira was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. #19491005
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
father drug abuse TRUE 189
problems in school TRUE 217
teased in school TRUE 214
speach defect TRUE 295
previous crimes TRUE 361
previous jail TRUE 345
previous prision TRUE 330
kill at victims home TRUE 316
used weapon TRUE 445
rape TRUE 444
strangle TRUE 434
sex with body TRUE 423
mutilated TRUE 437
suicide FALSE 214
killed in prison FALSE 208
physically defect FALSE 295
head injury FALSE 294
used gun FALSE 444
torture FALSE 418
stalk FALSE 410
bound FALSE 398
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433
robbed FALSE 411


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Yoshio Kodaira (小平 義雄, Kodaira Yoshio, January 28, 1905 – October 5, 1949) was a Japanese rapist and serial killer. He killed one person in 1932 and was later sentenced to death after being convicted of killing seven others in 1945 and 1946.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Yoshio Kodaira on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. 小平事件 on ja.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Yoshio KODAIRA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Q179874 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. 코다이라 사건 (Kodaira case) on ko.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
Internal References

Yoshio Kodaira is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #8 of 14 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Japan
  2. #9 of 10 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in China
  3. #13 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #22 of 57 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  5. #32 of 60 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #59 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #107 of 248 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #127 of 304 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #242 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #249 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  11. #325 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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