Back in 1981, Sagawa gained notoriety when he murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman in Paris. After being arrested in France, the court ruled that he was insane and unfit to stand trial (due to an injury he allegedly had suffered at an earlier age to his prefrontal cortex), and so he was deported to a mental hospital in Japan in 1984 in a deal arranged by his wealthy father. Once back in Japan, the head doctor of the hospital declared Sagawa sane, and so he was released.
How did Japan react to this blatant miscarriage of justice?
[Yum!] What did the Japanese people do when they found themselves face-to-face with a human monster who brutally murdered a young woman, and butchered and ate her corpse?