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Yoshiyuki Kono, who lost his wife because of the 1994 Aum Shinrikyo sarin attack in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, has been hired by a spinoff of the cult to inspect its activities.

Led by past Aum mouthpiece Fumihiro Joyu, Hikari no Wa (Circle of Rainbow Light) offered the job to the 61-year-old Kono, who will conduct surveys and hold meetings with its members.

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