by David Guyatt


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Hiroyuki Jo, a 29 year old ethnic Korean, was flanked by two assistants. As his target approached, Jo turned towards one of his accomplices who handed him a large kitchen knife concealed inside a briefcase. The threesome pushed themselves to the fore, isolating their target. With an expert strike, Jo slashed the victimís left wrist - a techniques that opens the victim to a fatal stab. Having rendered his prey defenseless, the assassin lunged for the kill, repeatedly thrusting the knife deep into the abdomen. The entire scene was caught on live TV news cameras and in front of hundreds of journalists from around the world.


The Judea Cipher
The last utterance of Hideo Murai, following multiple stab wounds was "Yudaya." Translated as "Judea," this led to intense speculation. Aum press spokesman, Fumihoro Joyu later revealed that this was a codeword. According to investigative reporter Yoichi Shimatsu Clark, its significance partly lies in the Jewish stateís Star of David emblem - the six-pointed star. This is also the symbol of Japanís imperial household. Inside the grounds of the Imperial Palace is a guarded facility boasting thousands of six-pointed stars. It was here that representatives of Aum met with other shadowy but powerful individuals then in government to discuss methods of acquiring the most advanced weapons technology. The order to assassinate Murai also originated from this building, it is now believed.

His assignment completed, the killer patiently stood waiting to be arrested, as his two assistants melted invisibly into the crowd. The assassination was orchestrated by the Yamaguchi-gumi, part of the feared Japanese crime syndicate known as the Yakuza. The victim was Hideo Murai, the science and technology minister of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo.

Just a few weeks prior to the attack, Aum had received international condemnation as the terrorist group that released the deadly nerve gas, Sarin, into the Tokyo subway system. When it comes to Aum Shinrikyo, almost anything is possible. But some serious journalists and independent scientists who have investigated the shadowy background of Aum, are unraveling sinuous connections that leap-frog the Aum story into another league altogether. 0

These focus on claims that Aum were intimately involved in the research and development of futuristic doomsday weapons that make todayís nuclear missiles look like childrenís toys. These weapons, they believe, are so advanced that they donít "officially" exist in the armories of the major powers. These involve the use of Tesla Electromagnetic pulse, earthquake inducing and Plasma weapons being covertly tested in remote regions of the world.


Laying at the centre of these allegations are a series of powerful earthquakes, strange fireballs and aerial lights manifesting above Western Australia. They also revolve around the major January 1995 quake which laid waste to the Japanese City of Kobe.


The latter resulted in the crash of the Tokyo stock exchange - itself directly leading to the collapse of Englandís spook-infested Barings Bank. Suggestions that the Kobe event may have been caused by a laser-powered seismic weapon continue to circulate.

Murai possessed an IQ higher than Einsteinís and was considered to have been the most intelligent Japanese who ever lived. His role within Aum Shinrikyo was the development of extremely sophisticated weapons of mass destruction. These included an advanced laser-powered seismic device capable of generating massive earthquakes. Some weeks before his death, Murai was present at a press conference in Tokyoís Foreign Press Club, where Aumís charismatic guru, Shoko Asahara, claimed that the massive earthquake that devastated the City of Kobe was an act of war. As incredible as these assertions appear, they are not without some substance.

Extraordinarily, Asahara had predicted the Kobe quake nine days before the event. In an 8 January 1995 radio broadcast, Asahara stated "Japan will be attacked by an earthquake in 1995. The most likely place is Kobe." Murai also adhered to this view. 1

Murai presented his allegation in an April 7 1995 news conference at the Foreign Correspondent Club in Japan. In answer to questions about the Kobe quake, Murai said "There is a strong possibility of the activation of an earthquake using electromagnetic power, or somebody may have used a device that applied force inside the Earth." The Aum leadership believed the Kobe quake an act of war:

"The City of Kobe was hit by a surprise attack..." they claimed, adding the City was an "...appropriate guinea pig." 2

Aumís singular interest in weapons of mass destruction - including sophisticated earthquake, weather and plasma weapons - were considered serious enough to launch a special investigation by the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Chaired by Senator Sam Nunn, the committee spent five months conducting hundreds of interviews of "both government and private individuals." 3 These included classified briefings from numerous US intelligence agencies. Their findings were published in an October 1995, 100 page report on the Aum cult.

Aum and the "Moonies"

Aumís charismatic guru, Shoko Asahara, may only have been the titular head of the cult, according to an agent of the Public Security Investigative Bureau - Japanís equivalent of the FBI. The sectís armaments chief, Kiyohide Hayakawa, held allegiance from a "hard core" of Aum operatives. These were involved in "espionage, arms dealing, drug distribution and other crimes..." Significantly, Hayakawa was once a high ranking official of the Unification Church, founded by the Rev. Sun Moon. It remains unclear if Hayakawa had changed spots or was merely operating on instructions of his fanatical Korean paymaster. The use of a native Korean to assassinate Aumís science chief, Hideo Murai, may speak volumes.

The Nunn report, in addition to outlining Aumís large international membership and massive finances of over US$1 billion, also revealed the cultís fascination for Tesla weapons. The Senate report describes Aumís visits to the New York based International Tesla Society (ITS), where they sought to obtain a number of his books, patents and papers. However, they must have been at least a little disappointed in what they were allowed to access, as we shall see. A representative of the ITS told Senate investigators that Aumís interest focused on Teslaís experiments with "resonating frequencies," in connection with artificially "creating earthquakes." Significantly, the report also states that Tesla claimed "...with his technology he could ísplit the worldí in two." This astonishing assertion closely parallels remarks made by Soviet Premier Krushchev to the Presidium in 1960, where he referred to "...the advent of a new class of Soviet Superweapon, so powerful it could wipe out all life on earth if unrestrainedly used." 4 The comment, made at the height of the cold war, clearly did not refer to nuclear weapons - already an integral component of the feared Soviet arsenal.

Not least, the Senate report mentions Teslaís development of a "ray gun in the 1930ís, which was actually a particle beam accelerator," and which was said to be able to "shoot down an airplane at 200 miles." 5 Following Teslaís death in 1943, the US government seized his papers and research notes, placing them under national security lock and key. An undoubted genius during his life, Teslaís papers curiously remain highly classified today - 53 years later.

In addition to visiting New Yorkís ITS, Aum personnel also traveled to the Tesla Museum in Belgrade. Their studies here included researching the so called " Tesla Coil" - a device used for alternating currents. Additionally, they also uncovered Teslaís work on "high energy voltage transmission and on wave amplification, which Tesla asserted could be used to create seismological disturbances." 6


Aumís Russian connections are of considerable significance, as well. By the early nineties, Asahara and his fellow Aum leaders had made giant inroads into the former Soviet Union. Over several years the cult had deeply penetrated Russiaís military, intelligence, and political establishment. High level contacts included Oleg Lobov, a close confidante of Premier Boris Yeltsin. Lobov later became chairman of Russiaís Security Council - the nationís highest decision making body. Lobov, who was also the chairman of the Russia-Japan College, is believed to have been paid upwards of US$ 100 million for services rendered to Aum Shinrikyo. Operating at the highest levels, agreements were reached for the Russians to provide advanced weaponry to Aum.

The Nunn Report makes clear that Aum sought to selectively recruit Russian scientists into its fold. They targeted, in particular, physicists, chemists, biologists and others engaged in advanced military weapons research. The Russia-Japan College was used by Aum as a platform to recruit high level scientists working on sophisticated weapons research and development. This enabled the cult to recruit a top researcher and several employees of Russiaís foremost advanced nuclear research facility, the Kurchatov Institute.

The Senate report also states that Aumís chief weapons dealer, Kiyoide Hayakawa, had also negotiated for the purchase of a Russian built gas-laser for plasma-weapons. The latter are state-of-the-art technologies which, again, reflect much of Teslaís early work.

It is also clear that Aum received significant assistance from various Russian intelligence services, according to "Vitaly Savitsky, head of the Russian Dumaís religious affairs committee." 9 Aumís intelligence connections also extended to Toshio Yamaguchi, head of Japanís foreign intelligence service - and allegedly a Soka Gakkai devotee.


"FINAL WAR" (saisho senso)

What drove a Japanese religious sect to acquire sophisticated weapons of mass destruction? The answer is embedded in obscure Japanese history and also revolves around another Japanese cult - the militaristic Soka Gakkei. The latter is a huge religious sect with 15 million members world-wide and massive finances. The cult has thoroughly infiltrated every aspect of Japanese life and, according to veteran reporter Jack Amano, has "covert cells" operating throughout all government departments. Every major Japanese business corporation is riddled with members, Amano states. 7 Moreover, SG has enormous influence over current Japanese foreign policy.

According to veteran Japanese investigative reporters, Yoichi Shimatsu Clark and Jack Amano, Soka Gakkei adhere to the teaching of the 13th century Buddhist monk and prophet, Nichiren. Nichirenís primary teaching involved the active suppression of all other rival sects. In addition he zealously preached a doctrine of "Final War" (saisho senso) to be fought against the Christian west and the Islamic world.

The latter doctrine was revitalized during the 1930ís by the chief military strategist for the Japanese Army of Occupation in Manchuria. Kanji Ishihara, an admirer of Adolf Hitler, maintained that a gigantic world conflict was approaching. This war, he believed, would be fought with mind-boggling "weapons from the laboratory" including chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. It was not a matter of chance that Manchuria was the principal location of the now infamous Unit 731 - a top secret biological weapons facility. It was here that unspeakable experiments were conducted on local Chinese and WWII allied prisoners alike. Japanese expertise in chemical and biological weapons gained during WWII was not forever lost. In fact it barely caused a mis-stride. Lt. General Ishii, Unit 731ís most senior officer continued his work after the war under top secret US control.

Remarkably, the leadership of Aum also adhered to the teachings of the monk Nichiren and his 20th century disciple, Kanji Ishihara. Aum guru, Shoko Asahara was committed to the final war which predicted a prodigious struggle lasting 100 years. Also known as the "100 hundred year war," it pre-dates WWII and continues to be fought in the shadows, even as we speak. 8  By the early nineties Aum had developed powerful nuclear bombs and were undertaking a "crash" programme to build an earthquake weapon, according to former Senate investigator, Dan Gerber.

Despite their similar outlooks, the rivalry between Soka Gakkei and Aum Shinrikyo was bitter. Numerous brawls between rival members had occurred. This appears to have been followed by a period of relative truce, corresponding with the period during which Aum was engaged, with the quiet backing of the Japanese Government, in the delicate negotiations with the Russians described earlier.

Unsurprisingly, as soon as pen was put to paper - between the Russian government and official representatives of the Japanese government - to ratify the agreements hammered out by Aum - the leadership of Soka Gakkai again felt free to re-commence hostilities against their rival. This resulted, Amano says, in the now infamous Tokyo gas attack. Vilified throughout the world - for an act of sabotage they did not engineer - Aum Shinrikyoís growing reach and power was effectively crushed. In one foul swoop, they cleverly neutralized their chief rivals and ingeniously acquired the weapons and technological expertise won by Aum during the round of tough negotiations in Moscow.

With their enormous clout, financing, and reach effectively making the Soka Gakkei the deniable face of the Japanese government it is feared they are carrying Aumís apocalyptic plans for global war forward.

In a feature article published earlier this year, Journalist Jack Amano, reveals how Japanís intelligence community learned of the existence of terrifying new weapons. In 1987, a Japanese satellite known as "Ginga" was launched. Circling the globe in high orbit, the satellite was said to be searching for "X-ray emissions from distant stars." However, its secret mission was to detect gamma radiation from both Russian and Chinese nuclear weapons tests. During June 1987, Ginga registered a massive pulse of gamma rays emanating from below the orbiting satellite. Hasty investigation showed the radiation emissions were coming from Kosmos 1900, a soviet satellite. The satellite was radiating the upper atmosphere Van Allen belts. The conclusion was that the Russians were engaged in weather engineering as well as a developing a space platform for missile defense and earthquake induction.

As information from the satellite "Ginga" filtered through to selected scientists, a graduate student at Osaka Prefectural University reviewed the data. Hideo Murai was one of Japanís leading X ray astronomers at the time. Thus began his ill-fated journey into the leading ranks of Aum Shinrikyo - the apocalyptic cult that was secretly sponsored by Toshio Yamaguchi, head of Japanís foreign intelligence service.

Murai, who knew all and - following the tragic Sarin attack on Tokyoís subway - was preparing to reveal all, had to be silenced. Meanwhile, the US ground-based "mirror" facility in Alaska, called HAARP, that duplicates the Russian abilities - went on-line in 1995.


0   Refer Archipelago issue 1.2 article captioned "Starwars & the Final War. Archipelago is a web-based investigative news journal published by the former general editor of Japan Weekly Times, Yoichi Clark Shimatsu - a well respected international journalist. Virtually alone amongst the Japanese media, the courageous staff of Archipelago have continued to unravel the true and explosive Aum Shinrikyo story.
1   Archipelago issue 1.2
2   Staff Statement - US Senate permanent Subcommittee of Investigations (minority Staff), Hearings on "Global Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Case Study of the Aum Shinrikyo." Published 31 October 1995.
3   Referred to in an unpublished paper authored by Lt. Colonel (retired) Thomas E. Bearden, MS, in this writerís possession.
4   US Senate report page 90
 Ibid page 90 (my italics)
6   The staff of Archipelago are to be commended for their persistence and courage. Numerous death threats meant they had to be issued with protective body vests. In addition they were provided an "unofficial" police guard.
7   Refer to Jack Amanoís article "Soka Gakkai & Aum: The Doctrine of Final War" - Archipelago - for additional citations on Aumís relationship to SD and the 100 year war doctrine.
8   For background on Unit 731 and the later adoption of General Ishiiís Bilogical Warfare doctrines by the US, see my articles in The X Factor issues 5 and 6.
9   Archipelago article entitled "Enter the red Dragon" by Jack Amano.