A Summary of the Japanese Penal Codes: Read Before the Asiatic Society of Japan, on the 28th February, 1877

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Asiatic Society of Japan, 1877 - Criminal law
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Page 2 - May 1873. By it many of the laws contained in the first were abrogated or amended, new ones which experience had shown to be necessary were added, and further proof given of the humane feelings by which the Government was actuated by the still further curtailment of the crimes punishable by death, and by the almost total abolition of corporal punishment. What I now purpose to lay before the Society is a summary compiled from these two codes of the Criminal Law of Japan as at present constituted,...

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