Whoever shot Abe accused his grandfather of inviting the Unification Church into the country
TOKYO, July 11 – RIA Novosti. Tetsuya Yamagami, who shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said that Abe’s maternal grandfather, former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, contributed to the emergence of the Sun Myung Moon Unifying Church in Japan, which destroyed his family’s life, the agency reported. Kyodo citing sources in the investigating authorities.
Earlier, Yamagami had stated that her target was a “specific organization” that her mother had gotten into and made large donations to. This later led to bankruptcy that destroyed the family. Yamagami believed that Shinzo Abe was somehow connected with this organization.
“The organization was invited from abroad by former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, so I killed Shinzo Abe,” Yamagami said, as quoted by the agency.
The police learned that he was using false information from the internet and decided that Abe was affiliated with the Unification Church, so they turned their anger towards Kishi on his grandson, Shinzo Abe. From the verified data, it is known only that in 2021, Abe sent a congratulation to one of the organizations associated with the Unification Church. There is no information that his grandfather invited this religious organization to Japan.
Earlier, the Unification Church admitted that Yamagami’s mother was indeed a member of the organization, making a large donation in 1998 and going bankrupt in 2002. Also, Tetsuya Yamagami himself is not a member of the organization.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was mortally wounded while speaking at a campaign rally in Nara Prefecture on July 8. His assassin, Tetsuya Yamagami, shot Abe in the back with a makeshift weapon and was captured at the scene. Around 17:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time), Abe bled to death. Farewell to Abe’s relatives, friends and associates was held at Jojoji, a Buddhist temple in central Tokyo, on July 11. The funeral will be held there on Tuesday. Akie Abe, widow of politician Akie Abe, will head the household at the mourning events.
During his tenure as the longest prime minister in Japanese history, Shinzo Abe sought to resolve territorial issues and sign a peace treaty with Russia. They developed warm relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and held 27 summits. Abe has an eight-point plan for the specific development of areas of economic cooperation with Russia. The plan was partially implemented, but this was first thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic and then destroyed in connection with the attack, by the efforts of current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is a supporter of an extremely hard line against Russia. events in Ukraine.
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