Japan resumes hangings after 2-year pause on executions — Analysis

Japan executed three death row prisoners. This marks the execution of the first inmates to be executed under Prime Minister Fumio Kishhida. It also ends a two year-long pause in capital punishment.

The three convicts, all men found guilty of murder, were executed by hanging on Tuesday, according to the Kyoto news agency, which noted that Japan’s last execution was carried out in December 2019, when PM Shinzo Abe was still in office.

Yasutaka Fushiro, 65 was reported to have been sentenced in the stabbing deaths of seven members of his family. Mitsunori (44), and Tomoaki Tanezawa (54) were each charged with killing two more people one year before.

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