Chief Judge Wakasugi: Part 2
In February, we bring you a story by Kan Kikuchi called "Chief Judge Wakasugi." Wakasugi was famous for giving lenient suspended sentences, especially if the circumstances surrounding a defendant’s crime warranted sympathy. This could be attributed to the fact that he was Christian in his youth. As a young man, his strong sense of justice made him unable to turn a blind eye to injustice, leading him to pursue a career in law. He firmly believed in condemning the crime, not the person, as well as the principle that nobody should be falsely charged with a crime.