Japan announces death penalty review after hanging two men

Japan angered abolitionists by executing two men this week, in the first hangings since the country’s center-left government took office in September. Tokyo's new government says it still has plans to review its use of the death penalty.

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    Justice Minister Keiko Chiba announced the executions of two death row inmates in a press conference at the Justice Ministry in Tokyo on July 28, in the first execution under the Democratic Party of Japan government launched in September 2009.
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