Japan defense chief Kishi may be replaced in Cabinet due to Unification Church links – Japan Today

Kishi, a brother of Abe, has denied receiving organizational support from the Unification Church, formally known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. But he admitted that he received help in past elections. He has expressed his intention to review his relationship with the group.

Followers of the Unification Church have been arrested in Japan and received court orders in connection with money illegally obtained from people through the use of threats, including the citing of “ancestral karma.” Over 80 percent of respondents in a recent Kyodo News poll said politicians need to clarify whether they have connections with the group.

Japan defense chief Kishi may be replaced in Cabinet due to Unification Church links – Japan Today