Japan hangs 3 murderers in first executions since 2010
Japan hangs three convicted multiple murderers, its first executions in almost two years, putting it back alongside the United States as the only leading developed nations to carry out the death penalty.
(REUTERS) Tokyo - Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa authorized the executions of the three men and they were hanged in jails in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, the ministry said.
They were the first executions in Japan since two death row inmates were hanged in July 2010. Those executions marked the first time capital sentences had been carried out since the Democratic Party of Japan took power in late 2009.