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AUM SHINRIKYO

Shoko Asahara's ashes have been stored at the Tokyo Detention House since he was hanged in July 2018.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2024
Court orders government to hand cult founder's remains to daughter
Concerns had been expressed that they could become objects of worship for followers of Aum Shinrikyo's successor groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2023
Japan marks 28 years since Aum cult's sarin attack on Tokyo subway
One of Aum's successor groups was hit with a six-month ban on the use of 13 of its roughly 20 facilities nationwide and on receiving donations after it failed to fully report its activities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2022
Tokyo court disposed of important records on Aum Shinrikyo dissolution order
Records of the cult's bankruptcy and criminal cases are considered to be of historical value, and are subject to special preservation requirements.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Aug 29, 2022
How faith and spirituality shape modern Japan
The religious movement behind the grudge held by the man charged with Abe's assassination has cast a fresh light on how religion is perceived and practiced in the nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 26, 2022
Former Aum Shinrikyo cult member released from jail after serving full term
Makoto Hirata turned himself in to police in 2011 after nearly 17 years on the run. In 2014, he was given a nine-year jail term for his crimes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2022
Japan marks 27th anniversary of deadly Tokyo subway sarin attack
The anniversary comes as the country moves to increase the safety of railways following a string of recent random attacks on passengers.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 19, 2021
Failure to learn from terrorism and disease hampered Japan's virus response
While Washington drew lessons from past incidents, enabling it to build a COVID-19 vaccine quickly, Tokyo allowed itself to fall behind.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 5, 2021
Aum founder's second daughter to receive his remains, top court rules
The public security authority is closely monitoring how the remains will be treated once they are handed over, amid concerns the ashes and hair will become objects of worship.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Apr 5, 2021
Japan Times 1946: Women of Japan make first visit to polls
'Wednesday was a red-letter day for me. With a thrill and also a feeling of antipathy, I left home early to go to the polls.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2020
Aum cult leader Asahara's daughter to get his remains, court rules
The move comes amid a row over who will take possession of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara's ashes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Mar 25, 2020
25 years after Tokyo subway attack, Aum is a shadow of its former self
Doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo's sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway trains shocked Japan and the world, raising concerns over nonstate organizations obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 23, 2020
In letter, executed former Aum member urged would-be terrorists to halt attacks
Tomomasa Nakagawa penned the letter in English and intended it for an American researcher.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2020
Japan marks 25 years since deadly Aum sarin attack on Tokyo subway
The cult's founder Shoko Asahara and senior members were executed in 2018.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Mar 14, 2020
'Underground': The thematic keystone to Haruki Murakami's oeuvre
In the 20 years that have passed since the publication of Haruki Murakami's nonfiction 'Underground,' it remains both an outlier and a springboard for the career that would follow.
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2019
Report highlights risk of cyberattacks and terrorism during Tokyo Olympics
The Public Security Intelligence Agency has warned against cyberattacks in an annual report with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 7, 2019
The long arm of the law can't be rushed in Japan
In Japan, 2019 will be remembered as a year that ended twice. In addition to the Western calendar year, which ends on Dec. 31, April 30 marked the final day of year 31 of the Heisei Era, thereby bringing an end to the reign of Emperor Akihito, who had abdicated in favor of Crown Prince Naruhito. From...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2019
One year on, Aum founder's ashes still in detention house
A year after Chizuo Matsumoto, who headed the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was hanged, his ashes remain at the Tokyo Detention House due to a family dispute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jul 5, 2019
One year after 13 Aum Shinrikyo executions, scant debate over the death penalty in Japan
One year after the founder and 12 former senior members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult were executed for crimes including the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway system, the debate over the death penalty remains a muted affair in Japan despite international calls for its abolition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2019
Tokyo court orders Aum Shinrikyo cult successor Aleph to pay ¥1 billion to victims of sarin attack
Aleph, the main successor to the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, was ordered to pay more than u00a51 billion in damages to the victims of the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 6, 2019
New era offers Japan an opportunity to reassess the future
What's in a name? What's in an era? What is an "era"? What's a "new era"? Are we entering one?

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