TITLE

Japan's mad messiah

AUTHOR(S)
Jerome, Richard; Burton, Pmaela
PUB. DATE
June 1995
SOURCE
People;6/12/95, Vol. 43 Issue 23, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Traces the life of Shoko Asahara, the founder and guiding spirit of Japan's apocalyptic Aum Shinrikyo (`Supreme Truth') cult, leading up to his being jailed in Tokyo's subway gassing. Born partially sighted; His wife Tomoko and children; His education and political aspirations; How he was refused admission to enter Tokyo University; His cult.
ACCESSION #
9506077607

 

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