DATA BASE of WRONGFUL ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS, AND THE DEATH PENALTY.
These are the most extensive lists available in English for JAPAN
WRONGFUL ARREST AND CONVICTION
Wrongful Arrests and Convictions
A compelling chart of wrongful arrests and convictions in modern Japanese History.
Death Demanded-Not Guilty
Chart of defendants who were found innocent in trials in which death was demanded.
Chart of defendants who were found innocent but later retried, despite prohibition by the constitution.
Mixed Jury (Saibanin) Verdicts
Chart of defendants who have been found innocent by the newly established mixed jury system in 2009
Statute of Limitations
Chart of problematic arrests and prosecutions made shortly before the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Mentally Challenged Defendants
Chart of defendants with psychological illnesses whose prosecutions have been problematic.
List of defendants supported by Amnesty International.
Foreign Defendants on Trial
Acquittals and Wrongful Convictions
Problematic Arson Cases
Japan has a large number of defendants charged with arson who insist upon innocence.
Sentenced to Death
Comprehensive list of all defendants under a sentence of death.
Convictions and Executions
Convictions and Executions 1989~2010 In Detail
Cases in which prosecutors demanded death but received lesser sentences.
Recent Executions and Deaths in Prison
Chart of recent executees and death row inmates who died in prison. 2005~present.
Hanging Records of Justice Ministers
1989 to the present.
The four death row and three life imprisonment exonerations in the postwar period.