DEATH PENALTY IN JAPAN:
DATA & ISSUES

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DATA:

Sentenced to Death
Comprehensive list of all defendants under a sentence of death.
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Convictions and Executions
1868~present

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Convictions and Executions
1989~2010 In Detail

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Hangman Cheated
Cases in which prosecutors demanded death but received lesser sentences.

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Recent Executions and Deaths in Prison
Chart of recent executees and death row inmates who died in prison. 2005~present.

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Hanging Records of Justice Ministers
1989 to the present.
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Major Exonerations
The four death row and three life imprisonment exonerations in the postwar period.

Death Demanded-Not Guilty
Cases in which the prosecution demanded death but the decision was not guilty ( includes two cases which were overturned on appeal.)


Guilty but Insane?
Chart of those whose psychological competence is in doubt.