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Hakamada Iwao Released from Death Row after 46 Years

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On the 27 March 2014, Hakamada Iwao, a former boxer, was released from death row having been there for 46 years since 1968. He has consistently stated that he was forced to confess to the murder of a family of four in 1966. However, until this date, his appeals for retrial had been rejected by […]

‘Democratic Deficit’ in Japan: The Secrecy Law

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            Democratic deficit’ is often used to claim that ‘the European Union and its various bodies suffer from a lack of democracy and seem inaccessible to the ordinary citizen because their method of operating is so complex’. http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/glossary/democratic_deficit_en.htm After Tokutei Himitsu Hogo Ho (the secrecy law) was enacted by the Liberal […]

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