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One in 10 local politicians have Unification Church ties: Jiji survey

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Some 10% of prefectural assembly members across Japan have had ties with the controversial religious group known as the Unification Church, a Jiji Press survey showed Sunday. The survey has implications for next spring’s unified local elections, in which such…[Continue Reading...]

Japan passes funds law amid ‘cult-like’ church controversy

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The new law, approved at this year's closing parliamentary session, bans religious and other groups from using coercion or threats to solicit funds from followers. Many Unification Church followers claim they were forced to join, left in poverty, or neglected because of their parents' devotion to the…[Continue Reading...]

Japan’s lower house tightens religious donation rules amid Unification church controversy

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Japan’s lower house of parliament has passed a law that will make it a crime for religious and other organisations to “maliciously” secure donations from members – a move seen as an attempt by the ruling party to defuse the…[Continue Reading...]

Japan Cabinet Backs Bill Tightening Religious Donation Rules

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Japan's government on Thursday approved a bill tightening the rules on religious donations after scrutiny of controversial fundraising practices by the Unification Church. Claims that the church pressures followers to donate huge sums have been discussed in parliament since former…[Continue Reading...]

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