Japan executes convict, 12th under premier Abe


Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister
Japan on Thursday confirmed the execution of one death-row inmate by hanging, in the first execution since August, bringing the total number for the current administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to 12.
Justice Minister, Yoko Kamikawa, said Tsukasa Kanda, 44, a newspaper salesman, was sentenced to death for killing a woman in 2007 in Nagoya, central Japan, after he and two accomplices met through an internet site for finding “crime mates.”
She described the crime as “brutal” and distressing to the victim’s family.
“I ordered the execution after very careful consideration.
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Source:: PM Newspaper