Junko Furuta’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 18, 1971

Death Date

Jan 4, 1989

Age of Death

17 years

Cause of Death


The Junko Furuta died at the age of 17. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Widely known as the victim of a highly publicized murder in Japan in the late 1980s. She was held captive and tortured for 44 days before succumbing to her injuries in November 1989.

She attended Yashio-Minami High School. She worked part-time during her after school hours at an electronics retailer.

She had planned to accept a job with the electronics retailer following her high school graduation and before her abduction. Around 100 people knew about her capture, but did not report it due to fear of retaliation by the yakuza.

She is survived by her parents and two brothers.

The song “Junko Furuta” by Danilla Riyadi was released to honor her memory.