AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
(From International Herald Tribune (Herald Asahi))
The Asahi Shimbun After causing a commotion during his first day on the job, Justice Minister Seiken Sugiura on Tuesday retracted a comment indicating he would not allow death sentences to be carried out
``The comment was an expression of my feelings as an individual and was not made in relation to the duties and responsibilities of a justice minister who must oversee the legal system,'' Sugiura said in a statement Tuesday. ``I would like to correct my statement because I would regret any misunderstandings I might have caused by the remark.'' As justice minister, Sugiura's signature is needed on documents …