Zero Hour: Season 1, Episode 4

Terror in Tokyo (2004)

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ZERO HOUR is a unique documentary format - a ticking clock hour of television which transports the viewer into the gripping countdown to some of the most dramatic events in recent history. ... See full summary »

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Tsukasa Kataoka ...
Yasuo Hayashi
Shin Muramaki ...
Masato Yokoyama
Yuki Onogi ...
Kenichi Hirose
Yoshiro Oyama ...
Dr. Ikuo Hayashi
Takiro Shinozaki ...
Toru Toyoda
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ZERO HOUR is a unique documentary format - a ticking clock hour of television which transports the viewer into the gripping countdown to some of the most dramatic events in recent history. Terror in Tokyo tells of the attack on 20 March 1995 on the Tokyo Subway using Sarin gas. In the attack members of the Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) cult carried six packages onto Tokyo subway trains and punctured the packages with umbrella tips, releasing deadly Sarin gas killing 12 persons and injuring more than 5,000. It was a planned and co-ordinated attack. Asahara, the leader of Aum had been tipped off about planned police raids on cult facilities by an insider, and ordered the attack in central Tokyo to divert attention away from the group. The plan backfired, and the police conducted huge simultaneous raids on cult compounds across the country. Over the next week, the full scale of Aum's activities was revealed for the first time. At the cult's headquarters on the foot of Mount Fuji, police ... Written by Anonymous

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