Capital Punishment In Japan

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Capital punishment is legal in Japan and is applicable for convicted murderers only. The Japanese government regularly polls its citizens to gauge where public opinion lay in respect to this form of punishment. Typically, polls show approximately 80% of people finding execution by the state permissible, especially if the crime committed is especially egregious or heinous, with 80% of the public being in favor as recently as 2015. Executions are carried out only by hanging

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