Japan – one of the few countries in the world to apply the death penalty. On Friday, the Japanese Ministry of Justice for the first time showed one of the seven places where executed criminals in Japan. In the photo: Room with a figure of Buddha in a niche behind the curtain – a room for punishment . In Japan, criminals hanged. The curtain opens, the perpetrator led into a room with a hatch in the floor and put in a red square. Rings on the right – for the rope. Behind the glass are those who are watching the execution. In the next room on the right wall – three buttons under the numbers. Prison staff must simultaneously press on them to trigger the mechanism that opens the trapdoor in the floor. The room for the execution of the other side. Watching the execution, after the hatch is lowered and the person falls into it on a rope down to the ground floor to secure the death of the condemned.