Aum suspect still brainwashed: psychologist

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 ...

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. Katsuya Takahashi, 56, also intends to deny some of the charges against him in connection with two other ...

Aum splinter group raided over unregistered travel agency

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. Investigative sources said the group, called Hikari no Wa (The Circle of Rainbow Light), is suspected of planning and running ...