While the JFBA
has called for the government to immediately launch a public debate on abolishing the death penalty by disclosing more information surrounding the capital punishment system and suspend executions while discussions are ongoing, five inmates have already been executed since the DPJ took power in 2009.
Nomura, supra note 19, at 54 (indicating that when Justice Koutarou Irokawa was to retire, the JFBA
recommended three candidates to succeed him, yet the Cabinet chose Kiichiro Otsuka, who was not recommended by the JFBA
has pointed out that the legal remedy mechanism would help redress the situation of parents and children when a return to a child's habitual country of residence is ordered under the Hague Convention despite claims of abuse.
31 Sample periods 1960-1990 Sources: EPA, (1990) JFBA
(1981, 1991), Hayashiya (1993), Supreme Court (1990).
In the JFBA
, committees such as the Human Rights Committee and Criminal Defense Center were established for the protection of human rights.
urged the nation's diplomatic missions abroad to provide necessary assistance to Japanese nationals who are involved in child custody disputes.
The new JFBA
chief also expressed dissatisfaction with Tokyo's handling of the issue, saying, ''The state only expressed concerns over the imminent execution, and failed to prevent it.
Some of these expenses are already being incurred: the Supreme Court, prosecutor's office, and JFBA
are all engaging in research in anticipation of the lay assessor system's adoption.
The table on the previous page compares this with the JFBA
This time, the Cabinet ignored the list of candidates recommended by the JFBA
and appointed an attorney of its own choosing instead, a conservative named Otsuka Kiichiro.
chief expresses regret over execution of Japanese
In dealing with it, the government and the JFBA
must debate the issue in a calm and straightforward manner.