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Asahara daughter speaks out on '95 sarin attack

Mar 19, 2015

Asahara daughter speaks out on '95 sarin attack

The fourth daughter of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara recently expressed regret over the sarin nerve gas attack the doomsday cult carried out on the Tokyo subway system on March 20, 1995. The gassing 20 years ago killed 13 people and left more than ...

Mar 18, 2015

Former Aum member appeals nine-year prison term

A former member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult is appealing a Tokyo High Court decision in early March to uphold his nine-year prison sentence, court officials said Wednesday. The appeal by Makoto Hirata, 49, who had been on the run for almost 17 years ...

Mar 18, 2015

Benesse finds new customer info data leak

Benesse Holdings Inc. has learned of a new customer data leak at an education service unit, after the company was the target of Japan’s largest-ever data theft scandal last year. A temporary employee at Transcosmos Inc., a Benesse Corp. subcontractor for call-center operations, illegally ...