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Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig

Jun 21, 2014

Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig

It’s been 20 years since mass murderers came to Toshie Koibuchi’s tiny street. It was the night of June 27, 1994. She was then 50, a housewife living with her husband and mother in a slightly upmarket residential area of Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. Koibuchi ...

The man accused of poisoning Matsumoto's civilians

Jun 21, 2014

The man accused of poisoning Matsumoto's civilians

It is difficult to fathom that a religious group might be behind a poison gas attack on hundreds of civilians. More likely, logic suggests, it would either be the result of a terrible accident or the work of a deranged individual. When confronted with ...