The Tragedy of the Doomsday Sect Had Many Victims & Had Shocked Japan –

Many interesting stories about the life of Japanese society. Including the other side of the dark tragedy of the mass murder in the Tokyo subway station in 1995.

At that time, it was reported that there were 12 members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday sect who killed 14 victims. It didn’t stop there, his crimes also injured 6,000 other people as a result of inhaling the poisonous gas sarin at the Tokyo subway station.

The sect leader was executed

Many victims fell because when the incident took place during working hours. This causes many subway users to become victims.



As a result of this tragedy, the leader of Aum Shinrikyo, Shoko Asahara alias Chizuo Matsumoto was sentenced to death. Shoko was executed in 2018 along with his followers.

Five years after Shoko Asahara’s death, many people are still curious about Aum Shinrikyo. What exactly is this doomsday cult doing?

What is Aum Shinrikyo?

Quoting from the website of the Council on Foreign Relations, Aum shinrikyo was formed around the 1980s as a spiritual group with a blend of Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian judgment day elements.

The founder, Shoko Asahara claims to be a prophet. He invites his followers to believe that the end of the world is near and the world will end due to a global war.

Followers of Aum Shinrikyo

No kidding, this heretical sect also became a religious organization in Japan in 1989. Shoko also managed to attract quite a number of followers to several corners of the world.

At its peak, Asahara managed to have thousands of followers globally. Among them there are doctors and engineers who make poisons.

After the incident that resulted in thousands of people sucking poison gas. Asahara was detained by the police, but the sect is still operating.

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