EU Studies Institute in Tokyo (EUSI) and Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University
Abolition of Death Penalty in Japan: Challenges and Prospects
Registration in advance is required. Please e-mail your name and belonging organization to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 March.
13:00 - 18:00, March 16, 2015
Hitotsubashi Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided)
Moderator: Prof. Kawasaki
13h00 Opening Remarks:Prof. H. Aoki, Dean, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi
13h10 Opening Comments: Mr. Jonathan Hatwell, Minister and Deputy Head of Delegation–EU Delegation to Japan (Tokyo)
13h30 Key-note Speech: Prof. Carolyn Hoyle, Criminology, Oxford University
Part 1：How did European countries abolish the death penalty?
14h20 Mr. Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policyand Humanitarian Aid
14h50 Panel Discussion: Prof. Kuzuno (moderator), Prof. H. Aoki, Prof. T. Aoki, Prof. Hoyle and Minister Herzberg of Germany
15h20 Q and A
Part 2: Why cannot Japan abolish the death penalty? (How can Japan maki it?)
16h00 Prof. Honjo
16h20 Dr. Mai Sato, Research Officer, Oxford Univ.
16h40 Ms. Tagusari (lawyer)
17h00 Panel Discussion: Prof. Hashimoto (moderator), Prof. Wang and Prof. Hoyle
17h40 -18h00 Q and A