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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Crime > Punishment stats

Definitions

STAT Japan United States
Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Death sentence due to foreign aggression Varies by state
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Varies by prefecture (Murder) Varies by state
Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Yes Yes ( de jure )
Maximum length of sentence None None
Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years or never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)

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