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Japan Terrorism 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Japan Terrorism 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Terrorist groups - home based:
Aum Shinrikyo (AUM): aim(s): attract new members seeking religious outlets and a willingness to commit an increasing amount of their assets to AUM; historically, leaders were centered on taking control of the Japanese Government by means of a military coup and sparking a nuclear war between Japan and the US to create a global Armageddon, with the end goal of "cleansing" the world so its members could achieve salvation area(s) of operation: headquartered in the north in Hokkaido, where AUM opened the largest of its 33 buildings in July 2016; authorities inspect facilities and closely monitor both members and facilities under a law governing groups that have committed mass murder; has maintained a relatively non-violent presence since killing 13 people and injuring at least 6,300 on 20 March 1995, when operatives left leaking plastic bags containing liquid nerve agent Sarin (GB) inside subway trains in Tokyo for the stated purpose of creating fear and panic; at least 189 Aum members have been put on trial in Japan for their involvement in the 1995 attack, with nine receiving the death penalty; the attack's mastermind was the group's founder and current official leader, Chizuo MATSUMOTO (a.k.a. Asahara Shoko), who remains on death row; on 12 December 1994, operatives in Osaka, Japan, used nerve agent VX to poison businessman Tadahito HAMAGUCHI, a former member and suspected police informant; HAMAGUCHI died 10 days later; his autopsy was the first in the world to uncover traces of nerve agent VX; membership in Japan is estimated to be in the low hundreds; the majority of members reside in Russia


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan Terrorism 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan Terrorism 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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