Asahara, the mastermind of the series of crimes committed by the cult, was executed along with six of his former followers on July 6, almost 12 years after his death sentence was finalized by the Supreme Court in September 2006. "I find it very hard".
Japan, along with the U.S., is one of the few major industrialized nations that administers capital punishment.
"The majority is of the opinion that for heinous crimes, executions are inevitable", Ms Kamikawa said.
Others keeled over, foaming at the mouth, with blood streaming from their noses. Based on the ideology of the sect is the mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions, and its members preached the imminent end of the world.
Those executions left six remaining Aum members on death row.
The attack plunged the capital into chaos, and prompted a crackdown on the cult's headquarters in the foothills of Mount Fuji, where authorities discovered a plant capable of producing enough sarin to kill millions.
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The doomsday cult also attracted over 30,000 other followers in Russian Federation, which designated the group a terrorist organization in 2016.
Asahara, whose original name was Chizuo Matsumoto, founded Aum Shinrikyo in 1984.
The six men executed Thursday included four who were involved in the subway train attack.
The following are brief descriptions of three major criminal cases involving the AUM Shinrikyo doomsday cult.
In the year 2000 Asahara was disowned officially, but only to rename it as Aleph.
He was cremated days after his execution, and his youngest daughter, who has broken with the Aum's successor cults, said she would receive his ashes, which will reportedly be scattered at sea to avoid creating a pilgrimage site for Asahara's followers.