Tokyo Metropolitan University Prof Masahide Maeda, an expert on criminal law. No death row inmate in Japan has been executed in more than a year, and Justice Minister Satsuki Eda says he does not intend to authorize any executions in the immediate future, raising questions about whether it is appropriate that executions are stopped due to the personal beliefs of the justice minister. (Yomiuri Shimbun)© Japan Today
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Recently, the death penalty has been handed down in lay judge trials. If executions continue to be delayed because of politicians' personal views, public confidence in the law will be shaken. Executio
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