• Kyodo News


The Supreme Court said Tuesday the lay judge system that debuted in May seems to be running smoothly, as a poll of 528 people taking part in some manner in the new process found 95.5 percent of them felt it was a “good experience.”

The survey covered 79 people who actually served as lay judges, as well as 30 chosen as standbys and 419 others who had been candidates but not selected.

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