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Japan hangs three in first executions since 2010
The Telegraph ^ | 29 Mar 2012 | The Telegraph

Posted on 03/29/2012 5:49:15 AM PDT by derfel

Three death row inmates in Japan were executed by hanging on Thursday, the country's first executions in more than a year and a half.

The men were reportedly hanged in three different prisons. One was convicted of ramming a car into a train station and then knifing people nearby, killing five, in 1999. The second killed two people in 2001 and the third killed three in 2002.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: execution; hanging; japan
All executions in Japan are carried by hanging(long-drop). According to the other source, 85.6% of Japanese public support Death penalty, while 5.7% oppose it(research conducted by Japanese cabinet in 2009).
1 posted on 03/29/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT by derfel
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To: derfel

13, 11 and 10 years.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 5:53:04 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: derfel

“They said you was hung”

“And, they was right”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdExsAQuCQA

(Careful, language)


3 posted on 03/29/2012 5:54:27 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: derfel

I guess the Japanese don’t have to worry about spot shortages of sodium thiopenthal.

Good for them.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 5:57:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: derfel

Re. Long-drop hanging:

“If you want to know who we are,
We are gentlemen of Japan:
On many a vase and jar —
On many a screen and fan,
We figure in lively paint:
Our attitude’s queer and quaint —
You’re wrong if you think it ain’t, Oh!...”

(from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado - first performed in 1885)


5 posted on 03/29/2012 5:58:45 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: derfel

I’m guessing “long-drop” means broken neck, instant unconsciousness, swift death. Is that right?


6 posted on 03/29/2012 6:00:49 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

That’s the general idea.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 6:04:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Thanks. Not that I give a sh*t. I don’t care if it’s a slow dangle choking and turning blue for long painful minutes.

But since the phrase was used in this thread I just wondered what it meant.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 6:07:37 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Yes!


9 posted on 03/29/2012 6:10:09 AM PDT by derfel
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To: samtheman
I’m guessing “long-drop” means broken neck, instant unconsciousness, swift death. Is that right?

That's the way it's supposed to work, but it can also mean decapitation a la Tom "Black Jack" Ketchum in 1901.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KetchumDecapitated.jpg

There's also: suspension, short drop which kill by strangulation, and the standard drop (which was used to execute the Nazi war criminals by the US Army)

10 posted on 03/29/2012 6:15:34 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: derfel

Japan is a very difficult country to read. In some ways they are very traditional and well ordered, but at the same time they are morally very permissive and the birthplace of many of the avant grade trends among the youth. I think most people would be surprised that Japan hasn’t banned capital punishment.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 6:17:54 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: chesley

There is also ‘measured drop’ developed by English hangman Thomas Marwood in the 1800s, which customised the drop according to age, height and build, used in Britain until 1964. Singapore and a couple of other former British colonies still use this method using the old 1911 Home Office league table of drops...


12 posted on 03/29/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: littleharbour

Japan is still largely monocultural and is virtually impervious to political correctness. I don’t think they really give a crap about what the rest of the world thinks when it comes to their own internal affairs...


13 posted on 03/29/2012 6:25:25 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Yeah. I think that this is the same thing as the long drop, though.
14 posted on 03/29/2012 6:25:53 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: derfel

Now if they would only do the same to perverts and child pornographers.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 6:37:09 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: littleharbour

>I think most people would be surprised that Japan hasn’t banned capital >punishment.

I agree with you.
It’s not well known fact that Japan still has death penalty.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT by derfel
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To: 17th Miss Regt

bflr


17 posted on 03/29/2012 6:48:50 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...but I love the United States of America.)
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To: derfel

Quick! Someone alert the UN!


18 posted on 03/29/2012 6:51:44 AM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: derfel

I have read of another method of execution in japan that involved a karate chop to the neck or a judo hold that resulted in a broken neck or something like that. It’s probably not practised any more.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 7:00:03 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: derfel

N.B.: Only the states of Washington and New Hampshire presently retain hanging as an option.

A useful reference, the British “Official Table of Drops.”

(Some information is inaccurate, and current tables take into account obesity.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_Table_of_Drops


20 posted on 03/29/2012 7:50:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!")
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To: libh8er

Hm mm.As far as I know, Japan has never used such method.
Executions in Japan has been hanging since Meiji Restoration(1868).
In medieval, most executions are carried by beheading .Samurais were allowed to commit ritualized suicide now known as seppuku(aka:Harakiri) instead of beheading.
I also heard crucifixion,death by burning and death by boiling were occasionally used.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 8:58:29 AM PDT by derfel
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