A mock jury case in a Japanese law court. Photo: Handout A mock jury case in a Japanese law court. Photo: Handout
A mock jury case in a Japanese law court. Photo: Handout
Japan

Why are Japanese citizens refusing to show up for jury duty?

  • Almost 70 per cent of Japanese citizens called for jury duty refuse to serve
  • In Japan, these ‘lay judges’ also decide the sentence following a conviction

Topic |   Japan
A mock jury case in a Japanese law court. Photo: Handout A mock jury case in a Japanese law court. Photo: Handout
A mock jury case in a Japanese law court. Photo: Handout
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