Holy Terror

Holy Terror

Armageddon in Tokyo

Book - 1996
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On March 20, 1995, a sarin gas attack in the subways of rush-hour Tokyo killed 12 people and seriously injured 5000 others. The Japanese police identified the perpetrator as a small religious group called Aum Shinri Kyo, or the Aum Divine Truth Sect. Searches of Aum compounds around Japan, arrests and confessions of members, and a rising pile of evidence of the manufacture of chemical weapons by the group led to the arrest of Asanhana, the sect's guru leader, who was put on trial for murder. This study provides an account of the first terrorist attack in Japan directed at civilians and also offers analysis and interpretation based on the author's knowledge of Japan and new Japanese religions.
Publisher: New York : Weatherhill, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780834803534
Branch Call Number: 365.1523/BRACKETT
Characteristics: xv, 206 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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