Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

Apr 14, 2014

Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

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Apparently perplexed but yet thrilled to find himself in the spotlight, Iwao Hakamada, formerly the world’s longest-serving death-row inmate, appeared for the first time in public Monday since being hospitalized after his release.Supporters cheered Hakamada at an event in Tokyo to raise his spirits ...

Inoue captures world title in sixth pro bout

/ Apr 7, 2014

Inoue captures world title in sixth pro bout

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Phenom Naoya Inoue, nicknamed “the Monster” for his unparalleled talent and considered the next big thing in Japanese professional boxing, took his first step toward greatness on Sunday night.The 20-year-old defeated champion Adrian Hernandez of Mexico with a sixth-round technical knockout and became the ...

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

/ Mar 28, 2014

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

The Tokyo High Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Shizuoka prosecutors seeking to overturn a district court’s decision to release Iwao Hakamada, who until Thursday had been the world’s longest-serving death row prisoner.The Shizuoka District Court had also decided to suspend Hakamada’s death ...