Two death row inmates were hanged in All Japan news in the first executions since two months ago, when the last round of executions took place.
The announcement was made by the justice minister Makoto Taki.
The two convicts were Sachiko Eto, aged 65, a faith healer who was convicted of killing four believers who had been living together in Fukushima Prefecture from 1994 to 1995 and murdering two others, Kyodo reported.
The second one that was executed was Yukinori Matsuda, aged 39, who was convicted for robbery and murder on two persons in Kumamoto Prefecture in 2003.
This is the second round of executions carried on during Taki’s mandate. He previously stated that the government “should not ignore the conclusions reached by the judiciary.”