The Tokyo headquarters of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, known as the Unification Church. Photo: AFP/File
The Tokyo headquarters of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, known as the Unification Church. Photo: AFP/File
Japan

Japan probes Unification Church linked to ruling party, may revoke tax-free status

  • The Japanese government intends to determine if the Unification Church coerced followers to make large donations to the religious organisation
  • Links between church and lawmakers in the ruling LDP came to light after former premier Shinzo Abe was shot and killed by son of a former church member

The Tokyo headquarters of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, known as the Unification Church. Photo: AFP/File
The Tokyo headquarters of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, known as the Unification Church. Photo: AFP/File
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