Issei Sagawa being escorted by French policemen in 1981. Photo: AFP

Japanese cannibal killer Issei Sagawa returns to the public eye as subject of documentary

  • He managed to not only escape justice but also profit from the 1981 killing, which he committed while studying in Paris
  • After returning to Japan and being released, Sagawa embraced his new-found celebrity status
Topic |   Japan

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Issei Sagawa being escorted by French policemen in 1981. Photo: AFP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.