ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tokyo: Jim Laurie) The opening of the trial of Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara for the poison gas attack on Tokyo's subway system featured; details given of the state of Japan's society that led to the cult's appeal and the breakdown of the safety of that society. [Writer Murray SAYLE - says there is a feeling of hands off religion in Japan that allowed the cult to go on.]
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