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Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby spank » Tue 01.10.2006 3:40 pm

I would like to know if teacher's in public schools are allowed to "spank" the students if they misbehave. This is known as corporal punishment. I've heard that some japanese students have stabbed their teachers. This is of grave concern to me because I may have to teach these kids one day.

Do I have the right to disarm a student if he brandishes a knife? Also, in the accidental death of this student, would I be put in jail?

What I mean is: does japan have a death penalty for murder or manslaughter, (kid slaughter in my case)? :o
I am interested to know, because I will go there this year, and there exists a possibility of my being incarcerated.
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby ShinDig » Tue 01.10.2006 3:42 pm

such an optimistic outlook on things :p
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby zengargoyle » Tue 01.10.2006 4:06 pm

all i know is that there is no "jury of peers", and that the serin gas attack people from like 10 years ago are still in the court system... i would guess that your chance of "staying living" is good (if you can handle the kid part). ;)
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby AJBryant » Tue 01.10.2006 6:50 pm

Japan's death penalty is death by hanging.


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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby huskobon » Tue 01.10.2006 7:29 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Japan's death penalty is death by hanging.


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Wow, I didn't think they still did that.
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 01.10.2006 8:41 pm

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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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby huskobon » Tue 01.10.2006 9:20 pm

The lethal injection and electric chair were what I was thinking they had. The hanging comes as a shock to me because it seems like an unmodern thing now or days, and Japan isn't really behind the times in anyway.
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby toorisugari » Wed 01.11.2006 10:55 am

どうもこんちは。
教師に生徒を殴る権利はありません。捕まります。ただ、生徒がナイフを振り回して襲って来たら、椅子でも投げつけて大人しくさせて下さい。打ち所が悪くて死んでも正当防衛です。ただし、刃物等凶器で応戦すると捕まります。
日本の死刑は絞首刑です。首がゴキッと折れるので、割と苦しまずにあっさり死ねるらしいです。死刑宣告を受けるのは年間二人〜曙ワ人程度のようです。実際に執行されるまで署粕Nかかったりしますが、日本中どこの刑務所も定員を大幅に超えてるのが現状で、環境は劣悪です。厄介にならないよう気を付けて下さい。
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby spank » Wed 01.11.2006 4:20 pm

Firstly, thanks to everyone who contributed to this tread. I must say, where I live in spank town, capital punishment doesn't exist. It was abolished in the 1960's.

toorisugari wrote:
..椅子でも投げつけて...

Does this mean, "throw a chair and things at them" or "throw them down into their chair"?

I would rather throw them out the window. :D
toorisugari wrote:
刃物等凶器で応戦すると捕まります


Also, you said that if a teacher responds with a deadly weapon, the teacher will be arrested. ouch!! But isn't this self defense?:o
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 01.11.2006 7:51 pm

Spank,
It means to throw a chair

Also, there are enough non-lethal defense weapons (mancatchers, etc) in a Japanese school, that if a teacher a) brought a lethal weapon and b) used said weapon on a student, that it would be highly suspect.
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RE: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby coco » Thu 01.12.2006 6:06 pm

zengargoyle wrote:
all i know is that there is no "jury of peers", and that the serin gas attack people from like 10 years ago are still in the court system...

As you pointed out,Japanese court system takes too much time to close the case. So Ministry of Justice decided to institute New trial system.
New system is called 裁判員制度(citizen judge system) will go into effect by 2009 at the latest.
In principle, each case will be decided by three judges and six citizens. The citizens are called 裁判員(Saiban-inn).
The purpose of this system is swift judgment. It's hoped that each case will close within 3 days.
(通じるかな?)

ご指摘のように、裁判の時間がかかりすぎるという反省から
遅くとも2009年度までに「裁判員制度」が導入されます。
陪審員制度に似たシステムです。
裁判官3名と、一般の市民(裁判員と呼びます)6名で裁判を行います。
一件の裁判を3日以内で終わらせることが目的。
日本の裁判は迅速に結審するようになりますよ。

だからSpankさんも刑が即決しますよ〜〜 。

Spank, I've sent a advance notification about you to "Juvenile Problems Section in the Prime Minister's Office".
hehe.:D
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby john2 » Tue 10.27.2009 5:32 am

Peh that military boy will hopefully get what he deserves either hanging or dieing by getting whipped to death.
Think of the japanese people who’s lives are endangered by the continuing freedom of this psychopath :o .
that and I don't like seeing people getting away from justice because of some illegal contract :x .
If it was only one of those two I wouldn't support it but by all means.
I know this is actually technically an old topic… as they have just implemented the citizen judges.
On one side I’m generally against the death penalty… but maybe pointing out a flaw like… what if,
hmm but hmm… If you think about it still going threw the trial system is also a punishment :lol: .
And no it’s not self defence to kill someone :roll: .
But when it comes to your specific case I don't know, of course I don't it’s your case how would I know if your guilty.
Your just another citizen.

Ah did we create a loop hole in the rules of the forum by any chance?
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby keatonatron » Tue 10.27.2009 6:01 am

Don't worry, if you happen to kill one of your brats and get the chair in Japan, John2 will just come along and necropost you.
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby chikara » Tue 10.27.2009 6:13 am

Death to necroposters :wink:
Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there
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Re: Does Japan have capital punishment?

Postby john2 » Tue 10.27.2009 9:33 am

Wow… so what happened to this user I guess based on inactivity the user is now as we would say,
deceased.
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