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Welcome to the Japan Innocence and Death Penalty Information Center.
Michael H. Fox
Director

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Extensive Data Base of Wrongful Convictions in Japan
(from 1912-present)

See/ 表示

Mixed Jury System
Established May, 2009
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Demands for Death = 32
Verdicts:
Death = 25
Life Imprisonment = 6
Innocent = 1
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Sentences Overturned
Death to Life = 2
Life to Death = 0
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Japan Death Penalty Factoids

AGE
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Since 1993:
*Oldest executed prisoner: Aged 77 (Executed Dec 25, 1996)

*Number of 70+ year olds executed: 6


EXONERATIONS
*Death Row Exonerations: 4 (1983~1989)
*Death row exonerations
since 1989= 0
*Number of US death row exonerations: 1981~present =158



Current death row population = 129
See the list
Women = 5
Non-Japanese = 6
Originally sentenced to life = 11
Minors = 7
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2016
Execution Watch
March 25
Hangings = 2
including one woman.
Read the Reportage
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Total Hangings
1993 ~ today = 104


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Statement of Condemnation


On March 25, Junko Yoshida, a woman and former nurse was executed! With appeals still pending, this was a travesty.
Read more-including the CPR protest statement over this travesty.

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Recent News

Great News
Higashi Sumiyoshi Case Defendants (below) to be exonerated on August 10th!


Horrible verdict!

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Tatsuhiro Boku, defendant in the Higashi Sumiyoshi Case entering the Osaka District Court April 28. (More)
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Keiko Aoki, defendant in the Higashi Sumiyoshi Case entering the Osaka District Court May 2. (More)
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Takuya Katsumata-(hard to believe he’s 33 ) arrested for trademark violations, was beaten in interrogation, confessed to murder, and was sentenced without any evidence.
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Recent Happenings
English Reportage
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Former Russian defendant granted retrial over illegal sting operation ( more )

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David McNeil interviews Kazuo Ishikawa, defendant in the Sayama case who was paroled in 1994 after spending 32 years in prison. Ishikawa has not been exonerated and must meet monthly with his parole office. Read