Three hanged in first executions in Japan since 2010

National Mar 30, 2012

Three hanged in first executions in Japan since 2010

by Minoru Matsutani

Three inmates were hanged Thursday, in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, in the country's first executions since July 2010. Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa, the first of the past six justice ministers to tacitly support capital punishment, signed off on the three executions Thursday morning. "I just performed ...