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Thursday, September 03, 2009
Rape Case Now before Mixed Court in Japan
The new mixed court system in Japan -- a system in which six lay judges and three professional judges sit in each trial -- is becoming almost routine now. A case that includes rape charges is now being considered. The only issue before the court is punishment; the defendant has admitted guilt. See "First rape trial with lay judges begins," Japan Times Online (September 3, 2009).