Death Penalty in Japan Project (2014-2016)

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Swiss Foreign Office, German Foreign Office, European Commission, Daiwa Foundation, Sasakawa Foundation.


  • The Wavering Public? The Death Penalty, Justice, and Public Opinion – Project and documentary led by Dr Mai Sato


Media coverage

Policy Impact

Impact of the School of Law’s research – University of Reading (see entry for Mai Sato)


Dr Mai Sato won the EMBARK award at the University of Reading’s Research Engagement and Impact Awards 2017 for her work into public attitudes towards the death penalty in Japan.