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Japan hangs 4 convicted killers

TOKYO—Japan hanged four convicted killers Thursday, amid criticism that the country’s secretive and slow-moving justice system leaves inmates to languish on death row for decades. Japan, one of the few industrialized countries that still has capital punishment, has boosted the pace of executions in recent years. The country hanged 15 people last year — the most since 1975 when 17 were executed, Justice Ministry official Katsuhisa Nagata said. Full Story

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