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Japanese Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki speaks during a press... News PhotoExecution,Horizontal,Japan,Law,Minister of Justice,Press Conference,Sadakazu Tanigaki,Talking,Tokyo - JapanPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunTOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Japanese Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki speaks during a press conference announcing the execution of Tokuhisa Kumagai on September 12, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The period between the finalization of his sentence and execution was less than half of the average span of the past 10 years. Since the Liberal Democratic Party regained the reins of government last December, the average span has shrunk. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)