• The Unification Church in Japan

    The July 2022 shooting of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzō by a man who accused the Unification Church of extorting millions of yen from his mother shocked the nation and thrust the organization’s dubious fundraising practices and political ties to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to the fore. We delve into how the UC, a religious group espousing an anti-Japanese doctrine, managed to cultivate deep connections across the LDP.

    (Photo: Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han. © Reuters.)