Japan News This Week 26 February 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Japan News.Chinese City Severs Ties After Japanese Mayor Denies Massacre

New York Times

Cruise finds Fukushima pollution


Fukushima manager dismisses fears that reactors are overheating again


Christchurch remembers quake dead

Japan Times

Inoue, maestro del manga se rinde a Gaudí

El Pais

Rencontre avec l'onnagata Bandô Tamasaburô sous le regard de Sarah Bernhardt

Rue 89



U.S. Vets Win Payouts Over Agent Orange Use on Okinawa

Japan Focus

Olympic hopefuls Japan thrash Malaysia

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News


Last week, a defendant who was a minor at the time of his crime was found guilty and sentenced to death in Yamaguchi, Japan. (The man is now 30 years old, but was 18 at the time of the murders.)

When the sentence is carried out, probably some time later this year, Japan will join the following countries that execute minors. The number in parentheses is the number executed, the date the last year an execution of a convicted minor took place:

Iran (51), 2011
USA (19) 2003
Saudi Arabia (5), 2009
Pakistan (4), 2006
China (2), 2004
Sudan (2), 2005
Yemen (2), 2007
Nigeria (1), 1997
Congo (1), 2000

Source: Amnesty International

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