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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We reported the massacre of 26 people at Lod Airport in Tel Aviv by Japanese Red Army members, recruited by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
On September 28 in 1977, a homebound Japanese plane from Paris was hijacked and landed in Dhaka and the hostages were freed in exchange for ransom and release of imprisoned Japanese Red Army personnel.
Like the members of the Japanese Red Army who carried out the Lod terror attack in 1972, he embraces the intersectional view that the liberation of all people is being obstructed by the existence of a Jewish state.
It contains entries on terrorist groups, such as Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIS, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and the Japanese Red Army; individuals like Osama bin Laden, Dylann Roof, Ted Kaczynski, and Yasser Arafat; events and attacks; concepts; and other topics.
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.S.

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