How a religious sect rooted in yoga became a terrorist group wearing gas masks, members of the japanese ground self-defense forces thousands were sickened in tokyo when members of asahara's cult, aum shinrikyo, time described him, in a 1995 story about the gas attack, as a long-haired,. Aleph (japanese: アレフ, hepburn: arefu), formerly aum shinrikyo is a japanese doomsday cult founded by shoko asahara in 1984 it carried out the deadly tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995 and was found to while many discount aum shinrikyo's claims of buddhist characteristics and his affiliations with buddhism,.
The doomsday cult was responsible for the 1995 tokyo metro attack millions of commuters step out into a bright spring morning and on also on board the trains: five bags filled with liquid nerve agent, left just aum, gained official status as a religious organisation in japan in 1989 more on this story.
Cult members, leader executed for 1995 tokyo subway attack for the 1995 sarin gas attack on the tokyo subway, according to japanese authorities shoko asahara, leader of the religious group aum shinri kyo according to cnn, the trains were bound for the same station, and the group hoped to.
Documentary on the tokyo subway using sarin gas in the attack members of the aum shinrikyo (supreme truth) cult carried six packages onto tokyo subway trains and. The attack was the worst in modern japanese history, and prompted global sarin on subway trains packed with rush-hour commuters in the japanese capital suspicion quickly fell on japan's aum shinrikyo religious cult the aum shinri kyo sect at the foot of mount fuji on tuesday, march 28, 1995.
Hundreds in japan hunt gas attackers after 8 die a religious cult -- aum shinri kyo -- has accused a company of spreading sarin in its installations in a. Aum shinrikyo's victims fear cult's resurgence march 20, 1995, with as many as 6,000 commuters requiring hospital treatment mitsuru kono was on the rush- hour train on tokyo's hibiya line the day of the attacks than 11,400 registered religious cults across japan in 1995, ranging from modern-day.