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Seiken Sugiura (杉浦 正健 Sugiura Seiken, born July 26, 1934) is a Japanese politician. He was named Minister of Justice on October 31, 2005 and served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Being a Buddhist, he imposed a moratorium on executions during his time as Justice Minister. He was defeated in the 2009 election by Yasuhiro Nakane a member of the Democratic Party of Japan.
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