Seiken Sugiura (杉浦 正健 Sugiura Seiken, born July 26, 1934) is a Japanese politician and lawyer. 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 Minister of Justice.
He was defeated in the 2009 election by Yasuhiro Nakane, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan. He has remained engaged in discussions over the death penalty in Japan since leaving politics. On October 3, 2015 he spoke at a World Day against the Death Penalty event in Tokyo, along with Hideo Hiraoka, who was justice minister under the Democratic Party of Japan.
- "Japan Housewives May Judge Killers as Lawyers Condemn Hangings". Bloomberg. 23 August 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
- Yoshida, Reiji Koizumi warns ministers following gaffe by Sugiura November 2, 2005 Japan Times Retrieved October 4, 2015
- New justice minister still not sold on death penalty November 4, 2005 Japan Times Retrieved October 4, 2015
- Death Penalty Pros and Cons August 5, 2012 Japan Times Retrieved October 4, 2015
- 2 ex-justice ministers join anti-death penalty rally October 3, 2015 Mainichi Shimbun Retrieved October 4, 2015
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