Shoko Asahara's doomsday cult was behind the 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway which killed 13.
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- Japan executes by hanging three convicted murderers, Kaoru Kobayashi, Masahiro Kanagawa and Keiki Muto. The number of death-row inmates in Japan now stands at 134.
- Police in Japan arrest Naoko Kikuchi, a member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult and one of the two fugitives still at large wanted over the deadly sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway in March 1995.
- Police in Japan arrest Katsuya Takahashi of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, the last fugitive wanted over the March 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people.
- Shoko Asahara, the leader of a Japanese cult that gassed the Tokyo subway in 1995, is sentenced to death by hanging.
- Due to a change in Japanese legislation, Airbnb announces that it will be cancelling thousands of reservations made in the country.