Meet Japan's Ministers of Justice- Past and Present
Does Minister of Injustice sound like a more appropriate title?
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Jinen Nagase

"The Death Penalty maintains order in society."













Hatoyama Kunio
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Western nations are civilizations based on power and war. So, conversely, things are moving against the death penalty. The Japanese place so much importance on the value of life, so it is thought that one should pay with one's life after taking the life of another."





Yasuoka Okiharu
Attorney and former judge

‘‘Life imprisonment without parole seems just like executing inmates slowly, and it may damage their personality. Some people say it is crueler than the death penalty.’’