"Choosing to record only the 'good parts' will make people wonder why this part was recorded and other parts were not recorded," said lawyer Toshio Tanaka, who has formed a group at the bar federation to realize full recording of interrogations.I'd insert some sort of snide comment here except we can't get a requirement that interrogations be taped in Virginia either so I don't think I'm in a position to say anything.
"Eventually, all interrogations would have to be recorded from the viewpoint of warranting voluntary confessions and the credibility of confessions," he said.
14 May 2006
Japanese Crime: Interrogations
Apparently they have started taping parts of interrogations in Japan, but not the entire interrogation. The Bar is trying to make interrogations be taped in their entirety.
Author: Ken Lammers on 5/14/2006