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Japan carries out first executions since July 2010–media

/ 09:49 AM March 29, 2012

TOKYO–Japan has carried out its first executions since July 2010, reports said Thursday, marking the end of a long pause in the only industrialized nation except the US to retain capital punishment.

Kyodo news agency quoted a justice ministry source as saying three people were executed by hanging, while Jiji Press news agency reported that at least one inmate had been put to death.

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