According to Japan’s Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa, the person had “prepared the attack carefully” and confirmed a “strong will to kill”.
The man drove a truck into a bunch of pedestrians after which jumped out and attacked individuals with a knife. Japan is one in every of the few international locations on the planet that also imposes the dying penalty, regardless of rising worldwide criticism.
Executions are carried out by hanging, normally lengthy after the decision. More than 100 persons are awaiting execution in Japan.