Thanks for all your comments. Both of these are difficult topics, but I hope that more and more Japanese people will become aware of them and start pushing for change.
I think Mr. Abe made the right choice when he decided to follow the international court’s ruling, but it makes me think that he could have gained so much more by doing it before instead of after.
I read an article that someone posted on Facebook the other day about why Japanese politicians and officials are so terrible at diplomacy and public relations. The writer said that the education system is a big part of the problem. It was very interesting, and it addressed a very important point, namely that these old men who know nothing about anything outside Japan are not the right people to take Japan forward in a globalised world.
It’s quite difficult, but here is the link to the article for anyone who’s interested.
Here is some feedback on your comments.
I’ve never come to think of that sort of idea before.
I’ve never thought about it in that way before.
however mistake judge won’t be the reason why death penalty should be abolished because it’s different problem from the investigation or trial system.
however, wrongful convictions are not the main reason why the death penalty should be abolished. The issues with the criminal justice system should be investigated separately. (Is that what you meant? Hope I haven’t changed it.)
If he hadn’t charged that penalty, he would have led a happy life.
If he had not been wrongly convicted, he would have led a happy life.
Think of what if your husband or son was sentenced to death although he is innocent, how deep your sorrow would be and can you forgive the police?
Imagine how you would feel if your husband or son was sentenced to death even though he was innocent. How deep would your sorrow be, and would you be able to forgive the police?
I agree with Fumie’s idea.
I agree with Fumie. (If you say “Fumie’s idea,” it sounds as though she was suggesting something new rather than just saying what she thought.)
I found a sentence in the older entry that best represents what I think about this issue.
Nice sentence. “Expresses” might be better than “represents” here, though.
the rate of being declared guilty(有罪率) is nearly 100%,
We usually say “the rate of being found guilty.”
Now Japan has big national debt,goverment have to consider reducing it first.
Japan has a huge national debt, so the government’s first priority should be to reduce it.
I’m glad that you understood what I mean this time.
I thought of another way to express it. “Simply abolishing the death penalty will not solve all the problems with the criminal justice system.”
By the way, have any of you ever put an x-mark on a justice at the national review of the justices of the Supreme Court(最高裁裁判官の国民審査), which is always held at the same time as the Lower-House general election? (Sorry, I don’t know how I can make this sentence shorter!)
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend.