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Abe’s death spotlights religious-political ties

TOKYO – Tetsuya Yamagami, the 41-year-old former member of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces who killed Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe last week, said during police interrogation that his motive was Abe’s close relations with a shukyo dantai, or religious group.  But which religious group? Across Japan, there is a rich collection of groups to choose among. Many […]