Earlier today the JPBA released the latest issue in the short manga series "Split Decision", which has been released to raise the profile and interest in the controversial Iwao Hakamada legal case.
The latest issues of the manga are the 4th issue, in Japanese, and the third issue of a translated English language version.
For those unaware Iwao Hakamada is a former Japanese champion who served 46 years on death row for the murder of his former boss and their family. The case however has been widely condemned and the evidence used against Hakamada is questionable, at best.
The Manga, in issue 1, begins with Hakamada being arrested with the the issues following it showing his trial and punishment. If you've missed the first issue that's available at the link below, as are the other issues.
We really do recommend readers give it a look over, whether you know about Hakamada's story or not. It's wonderfully crafted, interested and done by someone who clearly wants to build attention about the subject matter.
All the issues can be seen here.
(Image drawn by artist Shigemi Mori, who illustrated the manga)
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