Japan marks 29th anniversary of Tokyo subway sarin attack

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Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult’s sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system that killed 14 people and injured more than 6,000.

At Tokyo Metro’s Kasumigaseki Station, 16 station staff members offered a silent prayer around 8 a.m., close to the time of the attack.

Shizue Takahashi, 77, a bereaved family member, visited the station to lay flowers around 10 a.m. “We are not in a situation where we can say the incident is over,” she said, calling for efforts to keep the attack from being forgotten.

The attack occurred during the morning rush hour of March 20, 1995. Aum Shinrikyo members released sarin in trains on the three lines of Tokyo Metro’s predecessor running through the station, close to the Kasumigaseki district where central government offices are concentrated.

Content retrieved from: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/20/japan/crime-legal/sarin-attack-29th-anniversary/.

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