1989 aerial photograph of the correctional facility and its surroundings
Tokyo Detention House  ( is a correctional facility in 東京拘置所 ) Tōkyō Kōchisho Katsushika, Tokyo. A part of the  penal system of Japan, it is operated by the Ministry of Justice.
One of Japan's seven
execution chambers is in this facility. Hanging is Japan's method of execution. The execution chamber in Tokyo has a trap door. As the condemned dies, his or her body falls into a room below the execution chamber, and in that room the death is confirmed. Before the condemned is executed, he or she passes a statue of Amida Nyorai (  Amitābha), a Buddhist deity. The execution room is in two sections, with both of them together the size of a 15  tatami mat room.
Notable prisoners [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Penal Institutions in Japan Archived 2010-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.." . Retrieved on August 27, 2010. Text found in Google search says "(Front cover: Tokyo Detention House)" Ministry of Justice
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Diet members tour execution chamber." . Thursday July 24, 2003. Retrieved on August 27, 2010. The Japan Times
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Japan reveals long-secretive execution process." . August 27, 2010. Retrieved on August 27, 2010. CNN
"Inside Tokyo's death house: Japan opens door to the chilling execution chamber where condemned men get one hour's notice". Mail Online . Retrieved . 2017-12-16
Eiji Takemae (1 January 2003). . A&C Black. p. 239. Allied Occupation of Japan ISBN 978-0-8264-1521-9.
"Aum Shinrikyo: Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara". BBC News. July 4, 2018. Shoko Asahara's execution, at a Tokyo detention house on Friday morning, was confirmed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities (1951). . U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 1148–1149. Hearings on American Aspects of the Richard Sorge Spy Case: Based on Testimony of Mitsusada Yoshikawa and Maj. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby. Hearings
The World: Tanaka: Prisoner of 'Money Power'." . Monday August 9, 1976. Retrieved on August 29, 2010. "The spartan cell is no different from that of any ordinary inmate at the Tokyo House of Detention—" Time
. Asahi Shimbun. 1977. p. 128. Japan Quarterly
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Coordinates: 35°45′31″N 139°49′03″E / 35.75861°N 139.81750°E