Terrorism in Japan

The risk of terrorist attacks in Japan over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 10 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 19 people have been killed and 26 injured.

In 1 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Japan

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Transportation7000
Government1000
Religious institutions1000
Business119262


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Tokyo9000
Kanagawa119262


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.