I could not agree more with the views on the death penalty of Lower House member Shizuka Kamei. In addition to Kamei’s point that a government that looks after the well-being of its society has no role in murdering a person, the death penalty also obligates a civil servant to become a murderer in the execution of the penalty. This fact, in addition to my belief that all life is precious and that there is no role for revenge in justice, makes me oppose the death penalty.

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