One of the most mysterious incidents in the annals of sensational unsolved crimes that dot Japan's postwar history concerns the confectionary company, Ezaki Glico.
In March 1984, company President Katsuhisa Ezaki was abducted from his home and an enormous ransom was demanded. He made his escape some days later. The criminal gang -- which dubbed itself "the Monster with 21 Faces" after a villain in a series of early 20th-century mystery novels -- then threatened to poison the company's products. Shortly afterward, a "fox-eyed" (i.e., narrow-eyed) man in a baseball cap was caught on a security camera tampering with confectionaries on shop shelves.