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Press Release
August 3, 2012

After carrying out no executions in 2011, Japan has put five people to death this year, including Junya Hattori and Kyozo Matumura.

News
March 29, 2012
Japan has hanged three men in the country's first executions in almost two years, joining the minority of countries worldwide that are still executing.
Press Release
March 29, 2012
Japan’s decision to hang three prisoners after nearly two years without executions is a retrograde step, Amnesty International said.
News
March 26, 2012
After four decades awaiting execution, a recent court development offers hope of retrial for death row prisoner Masaru Okunishi.

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