Unable to capture the suspect believed to be the mastermind behind The Monster with 21 Faces, the police superintendent Yamamoto of Shiga Prefecture committed suicide by self-immolation in August 1985. Five days after this event, on August 12, "The Monster” sent its final message to the media:
"Yamamoto of Shiga Prefecture Police died. How stupid of him! We've got no friends or secret hiding place in Shiga. It's Yoshino or Shikata who should have died. What have they been doing for as long as one year and five months? Don't let bad guys like us get away with it. There are many more fools who want to copy us. No-career Yamamoto died like a man. So we decided to give our condolence. We decided to forget about torturing food-making companies. If anyone blackmails any of the food-making companies, it's not us but someone copying us. We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life. Monster with 21 Faces."
After this letter, The Monster with 21 Faces was not heard from again. The statute of limitation for the kidnapping of Katsuhisa Ezaki, president of Glico, ran out in June 1995, and the statute of limitation for the attempted poisonings ran out in February 2000. No suspect was ever caught or convicted of the crimes, and the identity of The Monster with 21 Faces remains a mystery.
I always said one should look at the worst of its people when judging a country. mai mult decat atat, azi am aflat ca Japonia are o gramada de oameni on the death row. nefericitii nu stiu dimineata cand vor fi executati, traindu-si noptile ca si cum ar fi ultimele, nu au voie sa vorbeasca decat cu garzile si nu au voie sa se uite in ochii garzilor. majoritatea sunt executati intr-o stare avansata de depreciere mentala. in the mean time, o rata de rezolvare a crimelor mai mica de 100% nu este acceptabila pentru niciuna din statiile de politie ale tarii. funky country, eh?