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Pana Wave Laboratory (PWL) was the former research branch of a Japanese new religious movement known as Chino Shoho, or True Law. Chino Shoho was an eclectic form of spiritualism that adopted doctrines from the Abrahamic religions, self-medicating traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, New Age concepts, theosophy, and parapsychology as well as a host of pseudoscientific conjectures about physics, environmental warfare, and space exploration. Chino Shoho's mystic leader Yuko Chino was said to possess supernatural powers of clairvoyance, frequently communicating with the deceased, extraterrestrial beings and a number of heavenly figures and gods.

In a peculiar twist, Chino began making claims of being the target of a communist guerilla conspiracy to have her assassinated through the use of electromagnetic wave weaponry. Chino then commissioned an intellectual ...

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