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Japan PM promises law to help Unification Church victims

Nov. 08, 2022 08:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he will speed up the drafting and passage of a law to regulate the collection of donations by religious groups and protect families of believers after he met with victims of the Unification Church and was heartbroken by their...

Japan Cabinet minister resigns over Unification Church ties

Oct. 25, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy minister submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers. Daishiro Yamagiwa’s resignation is a further blow to Prime...

Japan PM orders probe of Unification Church problems

Oct. 17, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida ordered an investigation Monday into the Unification Church in an apparent move to calm the public outrage over his governing party’s cozy ties with the controversial group, which were revealed in the wake of Shinzo Abe’s assassination. ...