Masami Tsuchiya



Age: 53


Summary: Japanese top chemist and a central figure in the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult as a chemistry expert who was sentenced to death in 2004 for his role in the production of sarin that was used in deadly gas attacks in Nagano Prefecture and on the Tokyo subway system, who was not directly involved in the carrying out of the attacks, but the presiding judge of his 2004 trial at the Tokyo District Court said that Tsuchiya deserved to die due to the sheer cruelty of the sarin attacks.



Cause of Death: Executed by hanging


Born: 1965


Died: July 6, 2018


Location: Tokyo, Japan