Unlike capital punishment in the United States, Japan's death penalty is applied regularly. Charles Lane provides a look at a the secretive world of Japanese capital justice.
Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival. BY DAVID PILLING. Penguin Press, 2014, 400 pp. $29.95.
Sheila A. Smith, a CFR adjunct senior fellow who lives in Tokyo, says Yasuo Fukuda, the new Japanese prime minister, is likely to be a...