Japanese Red Army


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Noun1.Japanese Red Army - a terrorist group organized in 1970 to overthrow the Japanese government and monarchy and to foment world revolution; is said to have close ties with Palestinian terrorists; "in 1972 the Japanese Red Army was responsible for a massacre at an airport in Israel"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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2 - The Government of North Korea has harbored members of the Japanese Red Army since a 1970 hijacking and continues to harbor the surviving hijackers to this day.
When the Japanese Red Army hijacked a Japan Airlines flight to Dhaka Airport in Bangladesh in 1977, Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda not only paid the $6 million ransom; he also resorted to the "extralegal measure" of handing over imprisoned members of the faction.
Over long stretches, the unofficial audio recording of an airplane hijacking staged by the Japanese Red Army on the Dhaka airfield in 1977 plays over a black screen, on which only the transcription of the rigidly phrased dialogue between the hijackers and the army chief in the tower appears.
Japanese Red Army members | seized the French Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands.
There were reports that the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New Peoples' Army, with the help of the Japanese Red Army, plotted his kidnapping in the so-called aACAyOperation Customer'.
The Lod Airport Massacre was a horrific terrorist attack perpetrated by the Japanese Red Army and the Palestine Liberation Organization and paid for by North Korea, it added.
5 Broken Cameras," an internationally acclaimed recent documentary that chronicles a five-year period in a small Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank; and "Children of the Revolution," a 2010 documentary by Irish filmmaker Shane O'Sullivan about the two female leaders of the German Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army, are among the highlights of the international section.
Jakarta, Indonesia, May 1986: The Japanese Red Army fired on the Japanese, Canadian, and U.
Japan's Supreme Court said Tuesday it has turned down an appeal from a former Japanese Red Army member who was sentenced to life imprisonment by lower courts for his involvement in the 1977 hijacking of a Japan Airlines plane and the 1974 seizure of the French Embassy in The Hague.
Unfortunately, the Israeli security forces could not enjoy their triumph for too long, as only three weeks later the Japanese Red Army, operating with the General Command-Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine opened fire on the same airport killing 26 people.
Nevertheless, organisations such as the Fighting Communist Cells in Belgium, the Angry Brigade in Britain, the Red Brigades in Italy, the Red Army Fraction (RAF) in Germany, the Japanese Red Army and the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) in the United States found common origin in the upheavals of 1968.
president must certify that North Korea is no longer engaged in missile or nuclear proliferation, support for terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah or the Japanese Red Army, or conducting terrorist activities.

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