September 27, 2012
Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in more than 15 years.
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.
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.