Capital punishment in Japan

Japan carries out the first executions this year, hanging Koichi Shoji, 64, who killed two women in 2001, and serial killer Yasunori Suzuki, 50, who killed three women between 2004 and 2005 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Japan hangs 2 death-row inmates, 1st executions this year

Japan hangs two death-row inmates in the country's first executions this year

  1. Kyodo News