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Capital Punishment in #Japan

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Do you know the truth go Japan? Do you think Japan is human rights protected country?

If you heard below, you may not think that.

Unlike other many developed countries, Japan is a country executing capital punishment. This year, government give an admit to do eight criminals.

Amnesty International, global human rights NGO, makes alert to government not to take death penalty for long years. Because no one do not have the right to kill others even if it is government.

And in United Nations general conference on 2012, it is decided that they need all over the country ton stop punishment. It means it is not recognised globally.

But Japanese government don’t try to stop. Why?

One of the reasons, Japanese people support the penalty. They think there is no suitable punishment other than death when it comes to a case of murder.

I think if people think every person have the right to live, government have a chance to stop or consider whether continue or not, but people think it is comfortable, it is no changed.

Surely, many friends of mine isn't seemed to have a sense of discomfort about this policy. "When person committed the killing case, he/she also have to be committed" This is thesis in japan.

But I can pointed out there is luck of education about human rights in compulsory education.

Because we don't have a chance to learn about punishment policy and the chance to think or consider what is right or not by myself. So we have to have it by myself in adult age as well.

Now there are 129 criminal condemned to death in Japan , and two people have been done the other day. And Amnesty of Japan subdivision pressed a statement strongly against it.

And Guardian in UK reported it. Quoted below.
Japan has carried out another round of "secret" executions, bringing to eight the number of inmates sent to the gallows under the year-old administration of Shinzo Abe.

Media reports said two men had been hanged in the fourth round of executions since Abe took office last December. Previous hangings took place in February, April and September, suggesting that the government plans to carry them out every few months.

Thursday's hangings came just after the parliamentary recess began, and as Abe's approval ratings began to tumble following the passage last week of a controversial secrecy law.

The justice minister, Sadakazu Tanigaki, who signed the execution orders, said the two executed men had been guilty of brutal crimes.

"The executions were carried out after careful consideration of their cases," Tanigaki told reporters, adding that he saw no need to respond to calls to review the opaque way Japan administers capital punishment.

Prisoners, who spend years, even decades, on death row, typically are not told of their execution until hours before they are led to the gallows. Their lawyers and relatives are informed only after the execution has been carried out.

In a report published in 2008, Amnesty said inmates in Japan were being driven insane and exposed to "cruel, inhuman and degrading" punishment.

The executions in February this year were the first since September 2012.

The previous government, led by the centre-left Democratic party of Japan, executed nine people during its three years and three months in office. That included an 18-month period in which no one was hanged. The resumption of executions in March 2012 angered campaigners, who believed Japan was moving toward abolition.


They say that the punishment is completely opposing to the need of international society that need the stop it. Amnesty keep saying that kind go thing for a king time but government don’t listen to that.

And say they needed why two who are different ages had been done at the same time but government don’t answer and show the reasons.

In the world, 80% of people are against because of human rights.

What should they do? What should Japanese people think and act to government? Now the time to do it.