Editorials Mar 20, 2015

Aum's crimes still raise questions

Twenty years on, people are still trying to fathom why so many people — including youths from elite backgrounds — were drawn to a doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in downtown Tokyo.

Aum suspect still brainwashed: psychologist

National Dec 7, 2014

Aum suspect still brainwashed: psychologist

Former Aum Shinrikyo member Katsuya Takahashi, who is awaiting trial, continues to behave as if brainwashed and apparently still adheres to the cult's teachings, a social psychologist has told reporters. "He is still influenced by the doctrine and looked like a believer," said Rissho University ...

Nerve gas attack training drill held at Hibiya Station

National Nov 20, 2014

Nerve gas attack training drill held at Hibiya Station

First responders including police and fire fighters conducted a drill at a Tokyo subway station on Thursday, the first of its kind held at an actual transit facility. Around 300 specialists responded to a hypothetical emergency involving sarin nerve gas at Hibiya Station, which is ...