Symposium "Death Row Exonerations and DNA Testing" & International Conference “The Past, Present and Future of Innocence Efforts in Japan”

Symposium "Death Row Exonerations and DNA Testing"

  • March 18, 2016 (17:30-20:00)
  • TKC Corporation (Tokyo Headquarters)

Program Schedule

17:30-17:35 Opening Remarks: Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
17:35-18:20 Key Note Speech 1: Brandon L. Garrett
"Death Row Exonerations and DNA Testing – The Situation in the United States"
*Please allow 15-20 minutes for interpretation
18:20-19:20 Panel Discussion
"Death Row Exonerations and DNA Testing – The Situation in Japan"
Chair: Makoto Ibusuki (Seijo Univ.)
Speakers: Yoshiyuki Todate (Hakamada Case)
Hiroshi Sato (Ashikaga Case)
Kana Sasakura (Konan Univ.)
19:20-19:30 Key Note Speech 2: Mitsuyuki Inaba
"Towards the Establishment of Innocence Project Japan"
19:30-19:45 Key Note Speech 3: Justin Brooks "The Global Expansion of the Innocence Movement"
*Please allow 6-7 minutes for interpretation
19:45-19:55 Comments from the Floor
19:55-20:00 Closing Remarks: Shinichi Ishizuka (Ryukoku Univ.)
20:30- Informal Dinner

International Conference “The Past, Present and Future of Innocence Efforts in Japan”

  • March 20, 2016 from 13:00 to 18:00
  • Osaka Ibaraki Campus, Ritsumeikan Univ.

Program Schedule

13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks: Mitsuyuki Inaba
  Part I. Theories of Exoneration Efforts
13:05-13:45 Key Note Speech 1: Brandon L. Garrett “Causes of Wrongful Convictions and the Significance of the Innocence Movement”
13:45-14:15 Comments: Sumio Hamada (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Kaku Imamura (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Makoto Ibusuki (Seijo Univ.)
14:15-14:25 Break
  Part II. Representing and Supporting the Wrongfully Convicted: Practice
14:25-15:05 Key Note Speech 2: Justin Brooks “The Role of Innocence Projects in the United States and the Current Situation”
15:05-15:20 Key Note Speech 3: Mitsuyuki Inaba “Innocence Project Japan—Its Role and Future Prospects”
15:20-15:45 Key Note Speech 4: Masayuki Takeshita (Osaka Bar Association) “Exoneration Efforts in Higashi-Sumiyoshi Arson Case”
15:45-15:55 Break
15:55-17:25 Panel Discussion: The Actual Practice of Exoneration Efforts
Chair: Kana Sasakura (Konan Univ.)
Speakers: Yasuhiro Nohira (Kagoshima Bar Association)
Sadato Goto (Osaka Bar Association)
Hiroshi Sato (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Brandon L. Garrett
Justin Brooks
17:25-17:45 Overall Comment: Mark Godsey
17:45-17:50 Closing Comments: Daisuke Toyama (Kyoto Bar Association)
17:50-17:55 Closing Remarks: Itaru Fukushima (Ryukoku University)
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