GTD ID:
199404010008

When:
1994-04-01

Country:
Japan

Region:
East Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tokyo

City:
Sumida

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Asahi Shimbun Newspaper
Specific Description Boardroom, 15th floor Asahi Building
Nationality of Target Japan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 6
Days of Kidnapping 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Pistol; Dynamite; Swords
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taihikai (Great Sadness) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources