Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E108: Miyuki Ishikawa

January 28, 2021

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Miyuki Ishikawa, a Japanese midwife who is believed to have murdered somewhere around 100 babies, with the aid of several accomplices, throughout the 1940s. 

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Articles/Websites

Archive.Today. (7/17/2012). Jusanin case. Retrieved 1/3/2021 from https://archive.is/20120717211837/http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/knight9/kotobuki.htm#selection-221.0-221.276

Yabusaka.moo.jp. (n.d.). Jusanin's child murder case. Retrieved 01/09/21 from http://yabusaka.moo.jp/kotobuki.htm

Wikipedia contributors. (01/06/2021). Miyuki Ishikawa. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01/09/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Miyuki_Ishikawa&oldid=998581778

De Klein, Dirk. (n.d.). Miyuki Ishikawa-the Demon midwife. History of Sorts. Retrieved 01/10/2020 from https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/08/12/miyuki-ishikawa-the-demon-midwife/

Absolute Crime. (n.d.). Miyuki Ishikawa. Retrieved 01/10/2020 from http://www.absolutecrime.com/miyuki-ishikawa.html

Chards, María Isabel Carrasco Cara. (01/26/2018). Meet The Japanese Midwife Who Killed More Than A Hundred Children To Spare Them From Misery. Cultura Colectiva. Retrieved 01/17/2021 from https://culturacolectiva.com/history/miyuki-ishikawa-serial-killer-midwife

History

Imperial War Museums. (n.d.). A quick Guide to Japan’s Role in WWII. Retrieved 01/14/2021 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/a-quick-guide-to-japans-role-in-the-second-world-war

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (n.d.). Japanese American internment. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 01/14/2021 from https://www.britannica.com/event/Japanese-American-internment

History.com Editors. (03/30/2020). Nazi Party. History.com. Retrieved 01/14/2021 from https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nazi-party

Asia For Educators. (n.d.). The American Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952. Columbia.edu. Retrieved 01/16/2021 from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/japan_1900_occupation.htm

The New York Times. (12/08/1973). Infanticide in Japan: Sign of the Times? Retrieved 12/16/2021 from https://www.nytimes.com/1973/12/08/archives/infanticide-in-japan-sign-of-the-times-daughters-spared.html

Drixler, Fabian. (05/25/2013). Contested Worldviews and a Demographic Revolution. In Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660–1950. (p 1-3). University of California Press. Retrieved 01/15/2021 from https://content.ucpress.edu/chapters/12058.ch01.pdf

Little, Becky. (05/20/2019). How the Nazis Were Inspired by Jim Crow. History. Retrieved 01/17/2021 from https://www.history.com/news/how-the-nazis-were-inspired-by-jim-crow

PAA Confex. (n.d.). The Geography of Wartime Demographic Change: Japan, 1944-47. Retrieved 1/16/2021 from https://paa.confex.com/paa/2016/mediafile/ExtendedAbstract/Paper3837/Demographic%20impact%20of%20WWII%20in%20Japan_07_09_2015_Manuscript_Final.pdf

Wikipedia contributors. (01/02/2021). Baby boom. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01/17/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baby_boom&oldid=99777200

Greve, Gabi. (04/21/2015). Sake rituals festivals. Japan - Shrines and Temples. Retrieved 01/17/2021 from https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.com/2015/04/sake-rituals-festivals.html

Takeo, Koizumi. (03/15/2008). Sake & Japanese Culture. Nipponia. Retrieved 01/17/21 from https://web-japan.org/nipponia/nipponia44/en/feature/feature01.html

Yasuko,Tama; O'Bryan, Scott. (1994). The Logic of Abortion: Japanese Debates on the Legitimacy of Abortion as Seen in Post–World War II Newspapers. U.S.-Japan Women's Journal. English Supplement (p 3-30). Retrieved 01/18/2021 from https://www.jstor.org/stable/42772074

Shout Outs

MLK/FBI
https://www.ifcfilms.com/films/mlk-fbi

The Night Stalker
https://www.netflix.com/title/81025701

The Serpent
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08zh4ts

FBI Retired Case File Review
Episode 222: John Douglas – Mindhunter, White Supremacist Serial Killer
https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-222-john-douglas-mindhunter-white-supremacist-serial-killer/

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