Japan

Current Death Penalty Status: Retentionist

Method of execution: Hanging

 

Reported Executions

Reported Death Sentences

2013

5*

+

2012

7

3

2011

0

10

2010

2

14

2009

7

34

2008

15

27

2007

9

23

2006

4

44

*As of 25 June 2013
ADPAN Members in Japan:

Note:

For the 1st time in 19 years, there were no executions in Japan in 2011.

Names of those executed in 2013:

  • Tokuhisa Kumagai (September) for murder
  • Yoshihide Miyagi (April) for murder
  • Katsuji Hamasaki (April) for murder
  • Kaoru Kobayashi (February) for murder
  • Masahiro Kanagawa (February) for murder
  • Keiki Muto (February) for murder

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