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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 / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2018
Two Japanese death row inmates executed over 1988 robbery-murders of Cosmo Research president and employee
The executions were the first carried out since 13 former members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult were hanged in July.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2018
Aum executions reignite debate over Japan's death penalty
Thursday's executions of six Aum Shinrikyo cultists — the second set of hangings this month following the executions of seven on July 6 — have reignited debate over the nation's death penalty system, marked by its opacity and the absence of prior notice to the public, while some continue to back...
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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:
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Jul 16, 2018
Let's discuss the death penalty in Japan
While the execution of cult founder Shoko Asahara may offer a degree of closure on a string of crimes that shocked Japan, it also creates an opportunity for further debate about the death penalty.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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
Jul 7, 2018
Letters written by executed Aum cult members reflect regret, desire to live
Letters sent from prison to civic groups by some of the executed Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members expressed regret for their heinous crimes and a wish to atone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2018
U.N. human rights agency calls for national debate on death penalty after Aum executions
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed regret over the executions of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and six other former members of the cult, calling for a national debate on the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum Shinrikyo guru Shoko Asahara and six other cult members hanged for mass murders
Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system is executed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Ex-Aum executive Joyu offers apology to cult's victims on day of Asahara's execution
Former Aum Shinrikyo executive Fumihiro Joyu, who later founded Hikari no Wa (The Circle of Rainbow Light) which is one of the splinter groups, offered his apologies once again Friday to people affected by the doomsday cult but said he is no longer part of the original group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum victims and bereaved express sense of closure, disappointment and confusion over executions
The execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara and six others from the doomsday cult leaves some feeling empty, gives others a sense of closure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jul 6, 2018
Aum founder Shoko Asahara's execution leads to renewed debate in Japan on death penalty
While the execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara and the group's former senior members may offer a degree of closure on a string of crimes that shocked the nation, it also creates an opportunity for further debate in Japanese society about the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Three major cases involving the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult
The following are brief descriptions of three major acts of violence by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Profiles of top Aum Shinrikyo members, including six still on death row
A central figure in the Aum Shinrikyo cult as a chemistry expert, Masami Tsuchiya, 53, was sentenced to death in 2004 for his role in the production of sarin that was used in deadly gas attacks in Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Japanese have mixed opinions on execution of Aum leader Shoko Asahara and six accomplices
A wide-range of reactions were heard Friday to news of the executions of Shoko Asahara and six former senior members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo — which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system — with some saying it was good the sentences were finally carried...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Authorities on alert as Aum successor and splinter groups remain active
Public security authorities are on alert amid concerns that Friday's executions of Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara and former senior members could prompt groups of his supporters to become more active.

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