Prime Minister Japan Wants to Get Rid of Ties Between His Party and Moonsekte
Members of the ruling party in Japan are no longer allowed to have ties with the Japanese Unification Church, better known as the Moon Sect.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced this after much has been done recently about the Moon sect due to the murder of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The 41-year-old suspect grieved against Abe for his alleged ties to the religious organization. In addition, the suspect’s mother is said to have gotten into financial trouble because she donates to the organization.
After the murder, it was revealed that several Japanese politicians have ties to the Moon sect. The religious organization is accused of pursuing an aggressive donation policy among its members.
Kishida says that the party policy will be that parliamentarians from the Liberal Democratic Party should cut ties with the organization. “Politicians should be careful about entering into relationships with organizations recognized as problematic by society,” said the prime minister, who promised an investigation into the relationship between members of his party and the Moon Sect.
Abe was shot dead last month while campaigning for a party member. He was not a member of the Unification Church. The church has condemned the murder and denies it is taking money out of its members’ pockets.