The LDP’s Tangled Ties to the Unification Church – The Diplomat

Following the assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, collusive relations between Japanese conservative politicians and the Unification Church have been revealed in a steady drip, spurring public distrust in the principle of separation of church and state defined by the nation’s constitution.Most recently, Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo – Abe’s younger brother– said on July 26 that he had received help in past elections from members of the Unification Church. Kishi is just the latest ruling party lawmaker to disclose connections with the religious group at the center of controversy over Abe’s assassination on July 8.

Source: The LDP’s Tangled Ties to the Unification Church – The Diplomat

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