April 26, 2013
The execution of two death row inmates in Japan shows a "chilling" escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic government.
April 8, 2013
Annual Death Penalty Report Finds Setbacks for a Handful of Countries but Progress Toward Abolition Across the Globe
In its annual report today on executions and death sentences worldwide, Amnesty International found a handful of countries renewing executions after abandoning them for years – notably India, Japan, a...
February 21, 2013
Japan hanged three death row inmates on Thursday, the first since the new government took office, raising fears that the pace of executions may increase under Prime Minister Abe.
September 27, 2012
Amnesty International condemns the new wave of executions in Japan, which increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday.