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JAPAN / History / Defining the Heisei Era
Mar 30, 2019
Defining the Heisei Era: Japan deals with death, disasters and a feeling of insecurity
Post-disaster Tohoku has been rife with supernatural sightings.
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JAPAN
Mar 20, 2019
Japan marks first anniversary of Aum Shinrikyo sarin nerve gas attack since top cult members' executions
Japan marked the 24th anniversary Wednesday of a deadly sarin nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway system carried out by the Aum Shinrikyo cult, which killed 13 people and injured more than 6,000 others.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2019
Threatening letters possibly containing toxic materials and demanding money sent to Japanese firms
Nine firms, including drugmakers and a newspaper publisher, have received threatening letters demanding money and containing a white powdery substance believed to be highly poisonous cyanide.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jan 5, 2019
Examining the strange synergy of Heisei Era crimes in Japan
There's a tendency in some societies to associate a period of history with the crimes that occurred therein. This is why we use expressions such as "crime of the century."
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JAPAN
Jan 1, 2019
Top Japan news of 2018
The Japan Times newsroom selected the following domestic news stories as the most important of 2018.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2018
Family of executed Aum cult member to seek retrial
The family of a former Aum Shinrikyo cult member plans to file for a retrial after he was executed in July for his role in the deadly 1995 Tokyo subway nerve gas attack and other crimes committed by the group, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
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CULTURE / Books
Sep 22, 2018
Haruki Murakami's 'Underground' still holds chilling lessons about Japan
Haruki Murakami's sole foray into journalism, 'Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche,' celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. What lessons does it hold today about where Japan has gone as a society?
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 19, 2018
Ex-Aum cultist Makoto Hirata has 'no special feelings' about Shoko Asahara's execution
Makoto Hirata, a former Aum Shinrikyo executive, says he has “no special feelings” about the execution last month of Shoko Asahara, the founder of the now-defunct doomsday cult.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 3, 2018
Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa orders all Aum doomsday cult's trial records to be permanently preserved
Authorities have decided to permanently preserve trial records of criminal cases involving the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult as part of efforts to prevent a repeat of the serious crimes committed by its members, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said Friday.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 28, 2018
Aum executions fail to end debate over cult's motives
The execution of 13 members of the religious group Aum Shinrikyo in two rounds on July 6 and 26, including the group’s 63-year-old leader, Shoko Asahara (whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto), for the 1995 subway sarin attack and other crimes, was hardly a shock. Several months ago, after exhausting...
EDITORIALS
Jul 27, 2018
We must not forget the Aum Shinrikyo crimes
The same ground that bred Aum Shinrikyo — and its crimes — may still be with us today.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2018
Japan sends last six Aum death row inmates to the gallows
Some speculate the Justice Ministry wanted to draw a curtain on the shocking crimes before the end of the Heisei Era, set for next April.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2018
A chronology of doomsday cult and its founder
The following is a chronology of events related to the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult and its founder, Shoko Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto:
EDITORIALS
Jul 16, 2018
Aum executions renew questions on death penalty
Whether or not people support the death penalty, they should be given enough information about the system and its implementation to make an informed judgment on the issue.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2018
Ex-Aum member Yoshihiro Inoue's last words: 'I didn't expect things to turn out this way'
A former senior member of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that perpetrated the deadly Tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995 said just moments before his execution last week that he did not foresee such an ending, but remained calm and thanked his parents, an informed source said Friday.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2018
Fourth daughter of executed Aum guru Shoko Asahara wants his ashes to be scattered at sea
The fourth daughter of executed Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara, who was reportedly designated by the former guru to receive his remains, wants his ashes to be scattered in the Pacific, her lawyer said Wednesday.
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JAPAN
Jul 11, 2018
Abe and LDP under fire for holding party amid torrential rain warnings
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 9, 2018
Executed Aum founder Shoko Asahara cremated in Tokyo: sources
A battle kicks off over who will take possession of his remains.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2018
Asahara allegedly asked for his body to be handed over to fourth daughter; wife petitions minister
Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara is said to have told a detention house guard to give his body to his fourth daughter.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2018
Tokyo police on alert against possible trouble over Shoko Asahara's body
Following his execution, police and public security authorities are on guard against possible trouble over the body of Shoko Asahara, founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult.

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