PREFERRED TERM
Fusako Shigenobu  
DEFINITION
  • A wing of the Japanese Red Army (JRA) founded by Fusako Shigenobu was responsible for a series of terrorist attacks, including a 1972 attack on Ben Gurion Airport (now Lod Airport) in Tel Aviv. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Fusako Shigenobu was an active student member of the Red Army Faction (Sekigun-ha) in the 1960s, while she was working part-time for the Kikkoman Corporation and going to night school at Meiji University. The Red Army, a radical leftist group, wanted to drive out the democratic government and end American involvement in the country so that Japan could become a communist state. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Shigenobu, Fusako (1945–)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Fusako_Shigenobu
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