550,000 to be pardoned in Japan along with imperial succession

National Oct 15, 2019

550,000 to be pardoned in Japan along with imperial succession

The government said Tuesday that some 550,000 people will be granted amnesty linked to Emperor Naruhito's enthronement in May this year. The plan, reported to a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's General Council, is expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting Friday. The ...

National Apr 10, 2013

Amnesty condemns Japan for resuming death penalty in 2012

Human rights group Amnesty International slammed Japan on Wednesday for resuming the use of capital punishment last year after a 20-month gap between executions. The previous, Democratic Party of Japan-led government resumed the use of capital punishment in March 2012, executing 10 people since then. ...