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Japan has year without executions

JAPAN has not executed anyone so far in 2011, the government says, setting it up to be the first year in nearly two decades the country has not carried out a single death sentence.

Japan bar federation to establish panel for abolishing death penalty

Kyodo Dec. 18, 2011

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has decided to establish a committee to pursue the abolition of the death penalty — its first attempt to adopt an official policy against capital punishment since the group was established in 1949, members said Saturday

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