Japanese Red Army Terrorist Organizations // Japanese Red Army



The Japanese Red Army (JRA) was originally formed as a splinter group of the Red Army Faction, a military arm of the Japanese Communist League. These groups developed from the anti-Vietnam War activities in the 1960s. The JRA's actions escalated dramatically from student protests to some of the bloodiest terrorist actions of the 1970s and 1980s.   The group was founded in 1971 in Lebanon by leader Fusako Shigenobu, a former member of the Red Army Faction. It is unclear whether JRA...

 

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