Akira Nishiguchi

the Black Gold Medalist

  Active for 1 year
(1963) in Japan




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Akira Nishiguchi a Japanese serial killer and fraudster known as the Black Gold Medalist. Nishiguchi murdered two people while engaging in confidence scams and killed three others while on the run from justice. Hanged in 1970.

Akira Nishiguchi Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Akira Nishiguchi (aka) the Black Gold Medalist, was active for 1 year in 1963, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Japan

Akira Nishiguchi was born on December 14th 1925 in Ōsaka, city in Japan.

Nishiguchi a male citizen of Japan.

In 1963 (Age 37/38) Akira Nishiguchi started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

He was arrested on January 3rd 1964 (Age 38), sentenced to death by hanging at a prison in Japan. Nishiguchi was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Akira Nishiguchi was executed on December 11th 1970 (Age 44).

Akira Nishiguchi died on December 11th 1970 (Age 44), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Tokyo, capital of Japan and one of 47 prefectures of Japan.

Profile Completeness: 46%
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Akira Nishiguchi has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Akira Nishiguchi
Nickname: the Black Gold Medalist
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1963 - 1963
Ages Active: 37/38 - 37/38
Active Countries: Japan
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1925 - 1970
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Japan
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 14, 1925
Native Name: 西口彰事件
Family Name: Nishiguchi
Given Name: Akira
Birth Location: Ōsaka, city in Japan
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Jan 3, 1964 (Age 38)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: a prison in Japan
Executed: Dec 11, 1970 (Age 44)
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 11, 1970 (Age 44)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: Tokyo, capital of Japan and one of 47 prefectures of Japan
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Akira Nishiguchi

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Akira Nishiguchi. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 14 1925Akira Nishiguchi was born in Ōsaka, city in Japan.  #19251214
Dec 14 1945
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 14 1955
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 37/38)
Akira Nishiguchi started his serial killing spree. #1963
(Age 38/39)
Akira Nishiguchi ended his serial killing spree. #1963
Jan 03 1964
(Age 38)
Akira Nishiguchi arrested. #19640103
Dec 14 1965
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Dec 11 1970
(Age 44)
Akira Nishiguchiwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat Tokyo, capital of Japan and one of 47 prefectures of Japan. #19701211
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Books that Mention Akira Nishiguchi

Book: Asian Horror (mentions serial killer Akira Nishiguchi)
Andy Richards
Asian Horror
Book: Film History, An Introduction (mentions serial killer Akira Nishiguchi)
CTI Reviews
Film History, An Introduction
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Akira Nishiguchi)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Akira Nishiguchi

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
184243408x Asian Horror 1
1490293949 Film History, An Introduc... 1
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61

Akira Nishiguchi (西口 彰, Nishiguchi Akira, December 14, 1925 – December 11, 1970) was a Japanese serial killer and fraudster. While engaging in confidence scams, he murdered two people, was put on the most wanted list, and killed three others while escaping. The police also regretted that they didn't find Nishiguchi, who was found by an 11-year-old girl.

External References
  1. Q528367 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
  2. Akira Nishiguchi on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Akira NISHIGUCHI on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
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Akira Nishiguchi is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 14[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Japan
  2. #21 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #22 of 45[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  4. #372 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #430 of 651[ Page 29 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #453 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #611 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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