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Aum Shinrikyo-Japan's Unholy Sect [Kindle Edition]

Rei Kimura
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Book Description

On the 26th of March 1995, sarin gas was released in a Tokyo subway station
crammed with morning rush hour commuters and all hell broke loose.
In the aftermath of anguish, death, painful injuries and broken lives, the
deadly action was traced back to a cult called Aum Shinrikyo.
What lay behind this ferocious lashing the cult had given to the orderly,
uncluttered society Japan was so proud of? What dark sinister secrets lay
behind the walls of the Aum Shinrikyo compound in Kamikuishiki?

Tsutsumi Sakamoto, a Yokohama lawyer took up the challenge of finding
answers to these questions and one cold , gray November morning in 1995, the
young attorney, his wife and ten month old son disappeared without a
This is the chilling story of how a young lawyer sacrificed his life and
that of his poignantly young family to stem the reign of terror of the
cult's guru, Shoko Asahara.

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About the Author

Rei Kimura started her professional training as a lawyer. From the age of fifteen, she started to write poetry and short stories for the sheer love of it. She is currently associated with the Australian News Syndicate and finds great challenge in writing about unique personalities and events. Her first book was a biography of the controversial Peruvian Japanese President, Alberto Fujimori entitled “Alberto Fujimori of Peru-The President Who Dared to Dream.” From there, she wrote another true and tragic story of the legendary Tojin Okichi who was forced to serve the first American Consul to Japan, Townsend Harris in the turbulent years of the opening of Japan in the mid 1880s. The book is in digital form entitled ”Butterfly in the Wind.” “Aum Shinrikyo-Japan’s Unholy Sect” is Kimura’s latest foray into the literary world and with it, she hopes she has made some contribution, no matter how small, to the current universal need to fight terrorism in all forms so that everyone can live in peace and in safety.

Product Details

  • File Size: 296 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1588987418
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006B3U93S
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1.0 out of 5 stars Melodramatic, spurious nonsense November 28, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Writing negative reviews is typically a waste of time unless the volume is so egregiously awful that serious readers should be warned away well in advance. This laughable treatment - and I use the word "treatment" advisedly - of Shoko Asahara and his Aum Shinrikyo cult is so deplorably uninformative and foolish that one wonders why any reputable publisher would have wasted precious paper and ink on it. Cobbed together with the worst sort of pseudo-journalistic sensationalism and replete with endless moronic interpolations, this sad excuse for nonfiction resembles nothing more than a cheap romance novel transmogrified onto the history shelf. Arrogantly dedicated to three of Asahara's victims, it dishonors their memory. The full account of Asahara's life and cult has yet to be penned, and this pathetic attempt to cash in on their infamy exemplifies the very dregs of petty opportunism arising from notoriety. Buy it if you are fond of pricey bird-cage liner because that's all it's good for!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dates are wrong January 11, 2014
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I haven't read the book, but the two dates in the summary are wrong. The Tokyo attack was March 20, 1995 and the lawyer didn't go missing in 1995. I would advise getting the dates right if you want to get buyers.
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