PM Fumio Kishida’s removal of several high-profile members of his administration has proved controversial. Photo: Kyodo
PM Fumio Kishida’s removal of several high-profile members of his administration has proved controversial. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

Is Japan’s cabinet reshuffle linked to Unification Church or a ‘purge’ of Abe loyalists?

  • Fumio Kishida’s culling of several high-profile cabinet members with ties to the religious organisation includes Nobuo Kishi, brother of the late Shinzo Abe
  • Attempts by the PM to dispel concerns the church has any influence over government have been described by some observers as ‘hypocritical’ and ‘an excuse to purge’

PM Fumio Kishida’s removal of several high-profile members of his administration has proved controversial. Photo: Kyodo
PM Fumio Kishida’s removal of several high-profile members of his administration has proved controversial. Photo: Kyodo
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