- Published on Sunday, 20 November 2011 08:38
I love Japan, not the death penalty
Have a good Christmas, stop executions in Japan.
The Japanese Government has the habit to make executions without notice.
Twice an year three or more inmates are send to the gallows and their relatives are informed later. Very often this happen before New Year’s Eve holidays or in Summer. At the moment the Minister of Justice (an abolitionist) is asked to sign some warrants and permit some executions.
You can help in stopping this!
Send more illustrated post cards you can to the Chief Cabinet Secretary and to the Prime Minister with a short abolitionist sentence. Be polite and remember that we love Japan. We cannot assure an happy ending, but this is one of the uncommon situation where a pressure from abroad can help.
Chief Cabinet Secretary
Mr. Osamu Fujimura
Shugiin Dai-ni Giin kaikan
Nagata-cho 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-8982 Japan
Mr. Yoshihiko Noda
Shugiin Dai-ichi Giin kaikan
Nagata-cho 2-2-1, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-8981 Japan
The death penalty in Japan.A very short bibliography.
ASA 22/005/2009 Japan: Hanging by a thread: Mental health and the death penalty in Japan
ASA 22/006/2006 Japan: "Will This Day Be My Last?" The Death Penalty In Japan
ACT 60/016/2005 Urgent Action in Focus: August 2005: Japan - a long way to go
ASA 22/001/1997 Japan: The Death Penalty: Summary Of Concerns
ASA 22/03/1995 Japan: The Death Penalty: A Cruel, Inhuman and Arbitrary Punishment
AI Asia Pacific
Federation Internationale des Droit de l’Homme
FIDH 2008 Japon : La Loi du Silence
Japan: The Law of Silence
FIDH 2003 La Peine de Mort au Japon
The Death Penalty in Japan
Edition in Japanese language
Hidden death penalty in Japan
On Death Row in Japan By Charles Lane
Dead Men Walking: Japan’s Death Penalty
Why Japan Still Has the Death Penalty, By Charles Lane, WaPo January 16, 2005
La peine de mort au Japon. 2° Congres Mondial contre la PdM, Montréal 2004
David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring
Death Penalty Lessons from Asia
David T. Johnson
Japan's Secretive Death Penalty Policy.
Books of interest
David T. Johnson & Franklin E. Zimring
The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia
New York. Oxford UP. 2009
Hood Roger & Hoyle Caroline
The Death Penalty. A Worldwide Perspective. Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded.
New York. Oxford UP. 2008
Amnesty International e Forum 90
La pena di morte: una realtà nascosta
The Yomiuri Shimbun, in 2008 and 2009, published many articles in English about the death penalty
(UNMASKING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT), but they are un-catchable.
November 30, 2009