National / Crime & Legal Dec 4, 2013

Niimi's wife held in bid to pressure man to join Aleph

The wife of a condemned Aum Shinrikyo figure was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to forcibly recruit an acquaintance into Aleph, the cult's successor sect, Osaka police said. Yuki Niimi, 36, the wife of death-row inmate Tomomitsu Niimi, 49, is suspected of using her husband's ...

National / Crime & Legal Nov 27, 2013

Order for Tokyo to pay damages to Aleph upheld

The Tokyo High Court upheld on Wednesday a lower court ruling ordering the metropolitan government to pay damages to religious group Aleph, previously known as Aum Shinrikyo, for releasing an investigative report that attributed the 1995 attempted murder of the national police chief to ...

Firm's tech takes out chemical arms

National | WEDGE Nov 24, 2013

Firm's tech takes out chemical arms

A Japanese firm claims it has technology that can help Syria dispose of its chemical weapons in line with a Sept. 27 United Nations Security Council resolution ordering the nation to do so. "Davinci (short for detonation of ammunition in a vacuum integrated chamber), a ...