December 26, 2019
Japan Executes First Foreigner in 10 Years for Family Murder
By Associated Press
Japan and the U.S. are the only two of the G7 countries that continue to use capital punishment.
May 06, 2019
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
By Thisanka Siripala
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.
February 21, 2014
Hakamada Iwao and the Declining Support for Japan’s Death Penalty
By J.T. Quigley
Despite government figures, the Japanese public appears increasingly skeptical of capital punishment.