Last updated on: 11/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Tomoko Sasaki Biography

Title:
Former Member of the Diet (Japanese Parliament)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“A basic teaching [in Japanese Buddhism] is retribution. If someone evil does something bad, he has to atone with his own life. If you take a life, you have to give your own.”

“Why Japan Still Has the Death Penalty,” Washington Post, Jan. 16, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former member, Diet (Japanese Parliament)
  • Member, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Buddhism Support the Death Penalty?