Tokyo subway attack still baffles 20 years on

| Mar 20, 2015

Tokyo subway attack still baffles 20 years on

As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the fatal nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system, experts say the horrifying case still leaves more questions than answers about what motivated the killings. Thirteen people died and 6,000 were sickened after the doomsday ...

Jan 24, 2015

Surveillance of Aum successor cults extended three more years

The Public Security Examination Commission says that two spinoffs of Aum Shinrikyo, the doomsday cult that carried out the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, will remain under surveillance for three more years starting Feb. 1. The three-year extension ...

Aum suspect still brainwashed: psychologist

Dec 7, 2014

Aum suspect still brainwashed: psychologist

Former Aum Shinrikyo member Katsuya Takahashi, who is awaiting trial, continues to behave as if brainwashed and apparently still adheres to the cult’s teachings, a social psychologist has told reporters. “He is still influenced by the doctrine and looked like a believer,” said Rissho ...

Aum splinter group raided over unregistered travel agency

Aug 6, 2014

Aum splinter group raided over unregistered travel agency

Police on Wednesday searched eight offices and facilities related to the Aum Shinrikyo cult’s splinter group for allegedly running a travel agency without proper registration. Investigative sources said the group, called Hikari no Wa (The Circle of Rainbow Light), is suspected of planning and ...