Does Japan have capital punishment?

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Re: RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by Mike Cash » Tue 10.27.2009 10:08 am

Harisenbon wrote:They also have lethal injection and electric chair. I think the chair is the most common, but I'm not sure. As an aside, I'm predicting that the US army brat who just killed a woman in Kanagawa(?) is about to get a first hand look at Japanese corporal punishment.
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Are you saying that Japan has lethal injection and the electric chair? If so, that is incorrect. Japan uses hanging, done in an appallingly inept fashion.
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Re: RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by hyperconjugated » Tue 10.27.2009 11:31 am

Mike Cash wrote: Are you saying that Japan has lethal injection and the electric chair? If so, that is incorrect. Japan uses hanging, done in an appallingly inept fashion.
I guess it's a dying art. People these days couldn't hang even to save a life.
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by furrykef » Tue 10.27.2009 12:01 pm

Groan.
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Re: RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by Mike Cash » Tue 10.27.2009 4:32 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
Mike Cash wrote: Are you saying that Japan has lethal injection and the electric chair? If so, that is incorrect. Japan uses hanging, done in an appallingly inept fashion.
I guess it's a dying art. People these days couldn't hang even to save a life.
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Re: RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by hyperconjugated » Tue 10.27.2009 5:42 pm

I'm an ardent fan of the "take my wife, please" bit.
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by AJBryant » Tue 10.27.2009 10:10 pm

Well, depending on what she looks like.... ;)

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Re: RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by Infidel » Tue 10.27.2009 11:32 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
I'm an ardent fan of the "take my wife, please" bit.
When I was in middle school, I read a Sci-fi novel where the main character was trying to get off the Earth because everyone was stupid. Every day they would watch the same shows with the same jokes, and laugh no matter how many times they said, "Take my wife, please." Interestingly, it didn't have a happy end. Most sci-fi books then had rather macabre endings IIRC. I always wondered if that was an actual RL reference.
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Post by furrykef » Wed 10.28.2009 12:07 am

The thing with "Take my wife, please" is that it was actually a very funny and original joke at the time. Then it got run into the ground so much that it's used as an archetypal example of a bad/corny joke.
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