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Date TimeAugust 01, 2019
VoiceJapan on Friday hanged two men convicted of murder, the justice ministry said, the first executions this year after 15 death row inmates were executed in 2018.
Japan hangs two for murder, first executions in 2019
With more than 100 inmates on death row, Japan is one of the few developed nations to retain the death penalty, and public support for it remains high despite international criticism, including from rights groups.
"I ordered the executions after very careful consideration," Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita told reporters.

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