TOKYO (AP) — The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unearthed long-suspected and little-talked-about ties between him and a religious group that began in South Korea but expanded its influence across the world. whole world.
Japanese police and media suggested that the alleged attacker, Tetsuya Yamagami, who was arrested at the scene, was furious at Abe’s reported ties to the Unification Church, which has ties to groups and politically conservative leaders in the United States, Japan and Europe. . The suspect was reportedly upset because his mother’s massive donations to the church bankrupted the family.