Hiroyuki Jo

Hiroyuki Jo (徐 裕行, Jo Hiroyuki) is a Zainichi Korean member of Shinshushieikan (神洲士衛館), an (impersonated-)uyoku organization, and the Mie Prefecture-based Hane-gumi branch of Yamaguchi-gumi, a yakuza organization. Jo assassinated Hideo Murai, a member of Aum Shinrikyo, on April 23, 1995.[1][2]

Charges that Kenji Kamimine(上峯 憲司), a former leader of Hane-gumi, ordered Jo to kill Murai were dismissed by the Tokyo High Court.[3]

Jo was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the murder.[4]


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  2. ^ "JAPANESE CULT LEADER DIES". Time. 1995-04-24. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  3. ^ "High court clears mob boss of ordering Murai hit". Japan Times. 1999-03-29. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  4. ^ Mickolus, Edward F.; Simmons, Susan L. (1997). Terrorism, 1992-1995: A Chronology of Events and a Selectively Annotated Bibliography. ISBN 9780313304682.