• Kyodo


The Tokyo High Court upheld on Wednesday a lower court ruling ordering the metropolitan government to pay damages to religious group Aleph, previously known as Aum Shinrikyo, for releasing an investigative report that attributed the 1995 attempted murder of the national police chief to Aum.

Like the Tokyo District Court, the high court ordered the metropolitan government to pay ¥1 million in damages but did not order it to issue an apology to Aleph.

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