CONTENTS
Introduction3
Part A: The History of Capital Punishment in Japan9
Part B: Capital Punishment in Japan Today35
    1Figures and Facts35
    2Capital Punishment or Penal Servitude for Life?44
    3The Execution58
    4The Government61
    5The Justice Minister62
    6The Ministry of Justice73
    7Parties and Politicians78
Part C: Discussing Capital Punishment in Japan87
    1Capital Punishment and the Japanese Constitution90
1.1   Prohibition of Cruel Punishment (Art. 36)91
1.2   Protection of Lawful Procedure (Art. 31)93
1.3   Interaction between Arts. 31 and 3694
1.4   Capital Punishment and the ‘Right to Life’, ‘Individual Dignity’ and the ‘Common Weal’96
    2Capital Punishment and Social Contract100
    3Deterrent Effect102
    4Retaliation113
    5Miscarriages of Justice120
    6Public Opinion157
Conclusion191
Index203

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  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part A - The History of Capital Punishment in Japan 7
  • Part B - Capital Punishment in Japan Today 33
  • Part C - Discussing Capital Punishment in Japan 85
  • Conclusion 189
  • Index 201
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