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Japan executes prisoner who killed 7 in Tokyo street

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday executed a man who killed seven people in a car accident and stabbing in a busy shopping district in Tokyo in 2008. Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa told reporters that Tomohiro Kato was hanged in the Tokyo detention center earlier Tuesday. Japan maintains the death penalty despite mounting international criticism. …

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe: Officials discuss funeral arrangements for slain former leader

Tokyo CNN † The body of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abeo returned to his home in Tokyo on Saturday, a day after he was murdered in a daylight shotsending a nation that is not accustomed to gun violence in a state of shock and anger. His widow, Akie Abe, traveled with her husband’s body …

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