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Japan finds 47 cases of abuse of ‘second-generation followers’

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There were 47 child abuse cases apparently reflecting parents' religious beliefs in Japan between April 2022 and September 2023, a Children and Families Agency survey showed Friday. The suspected abuse cases were found by child consultation centers across the country,…[Continue Reading...]

The Unification Church Infiltrated Japan’s Government. Now Its Sights Are Set on the U.S.

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It was 11.29 a.m. beneath pewter skies in Japan’s southern city of Nara when Shinzo Abe was handed the microphone. The nation’s former prime minister, wearing a navy blue jacket and crisp white shirt, stepped atop the small, red dias…[Continue Reading...]

EDITORIAL: Church has a duty to sincerely address society’s doubts

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The Tokyo District Court this week imposed a fine of 100,000 yen ($661) on the Unification Church for not complying with part of an education ministry investigation under the Religious Corporation Law. The probe was based on the right to question…[Continue Reading...]

Japan panel OKs putting Unification Church under increased scrutiny

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The government on Wednesday received approval from an advisory panel of experts for its plan to designate the Unification Church as a religious corporation subject to stricter monitoring of its assets under a special law. The education ministry presented the…[Continue Reading...]

No-confidence motion against scandal-hit minister voted down in Diet

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Japan's House of Representatives on Tuesday voted down a no-confidence motion against education minister Masahito Moriyama, who has drawn scrutiny over his links to the controversial Unification Church. The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan criticized Moriyama, whose ministerial…[Continue Reading...]

Japan Education Minister Faces No-Confidence Motion

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Tokyo, Feb. 19 (Jiji Press)--The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan on Monday submitted a no-confidence motion against education minister Masahito Moriyama over his alleged relationship in the past with a group linked to the controversial religious organization Unification…[Continue Reading...]

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