Japan SuspendsThe Death Penalty
Japan and the United States are the two major countries of the western world, who still have the death penalty. There are reports today, that the new justice minister, Eda Satsuki has effectively susoended capital punishment. There’s a detailed report here on UPI.
He is also quoted in The Times as saying “Human beings are rational creatures. I think it’s wrong-headed to claim that taking the life of a person is the expression of a rational nature”.
I’ll agree with that.