TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has ordered an investigation into the Unification Church, Kyodo information company reported on Monday, after revelations about its ties to the ruling celebration got here to gentle after the assassination of former premier Shinzo Abe.
Help for Kishida’s authorities has tumbled to its lowest stage since he took workplace on rising anger in regards to the Liberal Democratic Celebration (LDP) not totally disclosing its ties to the church.
Kishida instructed the tradition minister to research the church beneath the Non secular Companies Act, and a dissolution order could also be issued relying on the end result, Kyodo reported.
Abe was shot throughout an election rally in July and the suspected killer mentioned his mom was bankrupted by the church, which critics name a cult, and blamed Abe for selling it.
Keiko Nagaoka, training and cultural minister, informed reporters she would begin engaged on the investigation instantly, in keeping with media experiences.
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