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Japan: 40 years on death row

Headline Title:  Japan: 40 years on death row 27 March 2012 After four decades awaiting execution, a recent court development offers hope of retrial for Masaru Okunishi.An evening in March 1961, in the central Japanese village of Kuzuo: Masaru Okunishi, a farmer in his mid- thirties, attended a meeting at a local community centre.Among those gathered that night at the community centre were Okunishi’s  wife - and his mistress.Wine was served to the women, which Masaru Okunishi had carried to the meeting. The men drank sake and everyone toasted to success for their further networking.But…

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