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 White paper on crime 2006 Part 6/Chapter 5/Section 1/2 

2 Speedy Trial Procedure

  Requirements for Speedy Trial Procedure are that cases are clear and minor excluding those pertaining to offenses punishable by death penalty, lifetime imprisonment, imprisonment with or without work for a short term of one year or more, and suspects agree to bring their cases to Speedy Trial Procedure. On such conditions, public prosecutors file an application as instituting public prosecution and the formal trial shall be held as soon as possible. Evidence is investigated in a simplified way and the judgment is rendered the same day, in principle. In Speedy Trial Procedure, suspension of execution of sentence must be granted when rendering a sentence of imprisonment with or without work.
  Fig. 6-5-1-2 shows the flow of Speedy Trial Procedure.
  Provisions concerning Speedy Trial Procedure of the Amended Code of Criminal Procedure, etc. were put into force on October 2, 2006.

Table 6-5-1-2  Flow of Speedy Trial Procedure