Execution Chamber at Tokyo Detention House

The Justice Ministry opened the execution chamber at the Tokyo Detention House to the media for the first time on August 27, 2010.

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Execution room
The back room is the one to observe hangings.

Execution room viewed from Command room
At the time of the execution, three correctional officers push each button all at once. It remains hidden from view which button opened the trap door.

Execution room
A ceiling mounted pulley is used for the hanging rope.

Open trap door
A condemned inmate stands on the trap door with the red square.

Viewd from the room to observe hangings.
A condemned inmate is dropped into the grey-tiled clinical room below.