The Tragic Death of Junko Furuta

Junko Furuta
Some of the most gruesome acts of human nature occur when you least expect them to. In the case of 16-year old Junko Furuta, distressing is an understatement. For the next 1,056 hours (which is equivalent to over 63,000 minutes and 44 days) she would go on to suffer one of the most extreme yet unimaginable torture a human being can actually endure. 

When I wrote this podcast, I couldn't sleep. I tossed and turned after reading the court documents on this case. My friend from Japan translated them for me as they are written in Japanese. Usually I can write a podcast within a few hours, but this one I had to take breaks to collect myself. It was hard to keep my composure without feeling angry and extremely emotional over this. I didn't even know her, but I felt her pain. What made my blood boil wasn't just the torture she endured and the explicit details her abductors shared with the courts, but the fact they are not even in prison for this crime. 

This is probably the most extreme true podcast I have touched base in. If you are having a great day, please refrain from listening to this podcast as it will change after. This podcast is not for those of you who are upset, as this will just make you feel worse. Even Salt Looks Like Sugar--Episode 6: The Death of Junko Furuta

You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, YouTubeSpreaker, and wherever you find find podcasts. You can also listen on the official website too. 

As the present is only an interface of the past and future, there is no way of knowing what will happen tomorrow. 

Furuta Junko no seigi wa doko ni armasu ka? Rest in Peace Furuta Junko. Gomennasai. Asu no koto o ieba, tenjo de nezumi ga warau. Shinin ni kuchi nashi. Oyasumi nasai. 

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