• Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect of Tuesday's knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled, sits inside a police van as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo to be sent to prosecutors Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The deadliest mass killing in Japan in the post-World War II era raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

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  • Police officers enter into the house of Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect in a mass stabbing attack, in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The suspect was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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  • Police officers stand guard at a crossroad near the Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the mentally disabled where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at the facility where he had been fired, officials said, killing many people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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  • Satoshi Uematsu, left, the suspect of Tuesday's knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled, is escorted as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo to be sent to prosecutors Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The deadliest mass killing in Japan in the post-World War II era raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)

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  • A police officer talks with visitors in front of a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday, July 26, 2016,  in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)

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  • Journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Police said they responded to a call about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday from an employee saying something horrible was happening at the facility. A man turned himself in at a police station about two hours later, police said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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  • In this Oct. 31, 1998 photo, a salesclerk shows high quality VHS video casette recorders at a home and electrical appliance store in Osaka. Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday, July 25, 2016 that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • A man adjusts a display for a 2020 Tokyo Olympic countdown event at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Sunday, July 24, 2016. The giant globe is made from 2,020 origami paper cranes. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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