Patients receive treatment in front of Tsukiji Station, in Tokyo, on March 20, 1995, after a sarin gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Picture: Kyodo

Shoko Asahara: my memories of how Tokyo subway sarin attack spread terror one day in March 1995

Post journalist Charmaine Chan recalls the fear that gripped Tokyo residents, glued to their TVs in a pre-internet age as police hunted for Aum Shinrikyo cult members in the weeks after deadly gas attack

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Patients receive treatment in front of Tsukiji Station, in Tokyo, on March 20, 1995, after a sarin gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Picture: Kyodo
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Charmaine Chan

Charmaine Chan

Charmaine Chan worked as a journalist in Sydney and Tokyo before moving to Hong Kong on the eve of its handover to China in 1997. Fifteen years ago, after a stint as Books Editor, she became the South China Morning Post's Design Editor. She is the author of Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific (Thames & Hudson).