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AUM SHINRIKYO

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 14, 2015
Ex-Aum cult member Kikuchi pleads not guilty at appeal trial
Former Aum Shinrikyo cult member Naoko Kikuchi pleaded not guilty on Wednesday at the Tokyo High Court in an appeal session on a five-year prison sentence.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 12, 2015
Supreme Court rejects plea for retrial of Aum founder Asahara
The Supreme Court has finalized its decision not to grant a retrial for Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row for masterminding the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system among other charges, sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2015
Ex-Aum Shinrikyo cultist appeals life sentence for 1995 sarin attack
A former Aum Shinrikyo cultist jailed for life last week for his role in the 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway system has appealed the sentence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 30, 2015
Ex-Aum Shinrikyo member Katsuya Takahashi gets life in prison over 1995 sarin attack
The Tokyo District Court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo member Katsuya Takahashi to life in prison for his role in the doomsday cult's 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo Metro.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 31, 2015
Life sought for Aum member over role in Tokyo subway gas attack
Prosecutors on Tuesday sought life imprisonment for a former member of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult for playing a major role in the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system that left 13 people dead and thousands injured.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2015
Asahara's No. 3 daughter writes on life during, after cult
Rika Matsumoto, the 31-year-old daughter of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row, realizes her father's notoriety has made it impossible for her to live a normal life.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2015
Deadly sarin attack on Tokyo subway system recalled 20 years on
The 20th anniversary of a spooky cult's deadly sarin attack on the Tokyo subway system is remembered with a moment of silence, vows and a bouquet from the prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 19, 2015
Asahara daughter speaks out on '95 sarin attack
The fourth daughter of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara recently expressed regret over the sarin nerve gas attack the doomsday cult carried out on the Tokyo subway system on March 20, 1995.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2015
Former Aum member appeals nine-year prison term
A former member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult is appealing a Tokyo High Court decision in early March to uphold his nine-year prison sentence, court officials said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2015
Aum foes review '95 sarin attack ahead of 20th anniversary
As Japan readies for the 20th anniversary this week of the deadly terrorist attack perpetrated by doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo on Tokyo's subway system, a number of those who fought the cult in its heyday gathered Saturday to reflect on their missteps in handling the crisis — and renew their vow to...
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JAPAN / History
Mar 14, 2015
Cult attraction: Aum Shinrikyo's power of persuasion
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of Aum Shinrikyo's deadly sarin attack in Tokyo, we talk to three people with intimate knowledge of the cult in a bid to find out how it was able to exert so much influence over its followers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2015
Court throws out ex-Aum member Hirata's appeal against nine-year prison term
The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal filed by former Aum Shinrikyo fugitive Makoto Hirata against a nine-year prison sentence handed down by a lower court for his involvement in three crimes.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / CHANNEL SURF
Feb 13, 2015
Saitama Gold Theater Company; Aum Shinrikyo sarin attack anniversary; CM of the week: Takarakuji
The Saitama Gold Theater Company, supervised by Japan's most famous theater director, Yukio Ninagawa, is made up of seniors — average age 75 — who were stage amateurs before they auditioned for the troupe. Now they play to thousands of paying customers every year, even overseas.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jan 26, 2015
Nous ne sommes pas Charlie: Voices that mock authority in Japan muzzled
Why is there no equivalent of Charlie Hebdo, 'The Daily Show' or 'Monty Python' in Japan?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jan 26, 2015
Japan's media grapple with free speech, faith and immigration after Charlie Hebdo attack
What does the Japanese media have to say about the recent events in France? The weeklies have got something for everyone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2015
Aum accused pleads not guilty to most charges on first day of trial
Former Aum Shinrikyo fugitive Katsuya Takahashi pleads not guilty to murder and other charges on the first day of his trial at the Tokyo District Court.
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2014
Ex-Aum member Takahashi denies role in Tokyo subway gas attack
A former member of Aum Shinrikyo plans to deny involvement in the doomsday cult's deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 30, 2014
Cultist Kikuchi gets five years
Aum Shinrikyo fugitive Naoko Kikuchi receives a five-year term for attempted murder in the 1995 Tokyo City Hall bombing but avoids explosives violations charges.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jun 21, 2014
Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig
It's been 20 years since mass murderers came to Toshie Koibuchi's tiny street. It was the night of June 27, 1994. She was then 50, a housewife living with her husband and mother in a slightly upmarket residential area of Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture.

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