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334 prefectural assembly members had ties with Unification Church

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Two LDP members of the Okinawa prefectural assembly said they received endorsements from the group in the assembly elections in 2020.

I personally dont give a crap about endorsements, but I would love to know if they received any monetary support, directly or indirectly.

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These are just the ones that owned up. We can say that the Moonies have infiltrated Japan's political establishment and it would never have come to light if Abe hadn't been shot. Time for some major root and branch reforms, LDP especially, not just cosmetic, piecemeal changes.

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Time for some major root and branch reforms, LDP especially, not just cosmetic, piecemeal changes.

Until the people themselves start making their local LDP representatives more accountable, and not just at erection time, it's going to be a very long road before any meaningful changes occur.

The local support that the LDP has in nearly every, if not all prefectures, precludes any other party from making any serious inroads to the establishment to make any effective changes.

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The no-response rate among prefectural assembly members was the highest in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where Abe's constituency was located, with 11 out of 47 members not responding.

Somehow not surprising as it was Abe's grandfather US stooge Kishi Nobusuke who started this whole mess.

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Tip of the iceberg. The moonies own the LDP

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The rot runs deep, but Japanese will vote LDP again.

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Surprise Surprise!!?

Of course they do, the UC chased college students and even followed them to their dormitories and apartments a friend told me.

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why i am not "surprised" at all?

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MoonrakerToday  07:36 am JST

These are just the ones that owned up. We can say that the Moonies have infiltrated Japan's political establishment and it would never have come to light if Abe hadn't been shot. Time for some major root and branch reforms, LDP especially, not just cosmetic, piecemeal changes.

wouldn't be surprised if there were more and I bet that they even go higher and deeper. In my opinion what would be concerning are their ties to Japan's elite that truly run the country. Politicians get fixed terms in office, these elites are there to stay

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So funny to think the right wings darling LDP is controlled by a Korean entity! Just shows how patriotic they really are where money is concerned….

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just one quick question-why moonies are not banned yet and all money and assets frozen?leaders arrested-than slowly investigated?

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Did our studio audience...

Demand root-and-branch reform?

Accept a stuffed envelope to look away?

Pretend not to understand the question?

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Oops - the cat is out the bag! Aka...The Corporate Revolving Door - at best. Some referred this as briberies others as pay-offs. It's only a matter of time now for whistleblowers to come clean and then we'll see the true colors.

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So effectively, Japan has been run by a cult !!!! for the past ....God knows how many years.

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Quick, quick, quick, focus back on bad bad China. Quick.

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@Yubaru.......Dangerous spelling mistake ...." at election time "..... LOL

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If you investigate further you'll find the UC is basically propped up by US conservative interests so this is just another way that the LDP is under US influence, albeit in a roundabout fashion.

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These are only the “acknowledged, admitted” so there may be more. Scary part is that it doesn’t just include LDP.

investigations should be directed to the American branch of the Moonies. They will have records of all the Japanese they control.

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Only 334?

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How many politicians does it take to fool the people who choose to vote….334

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Japan has been run by a Korean cult for years, wtf you can't make this stuff up!

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@Yubaru.......Dangerous spelling mistake ...." at election time "..... LOL

Actually I was writing about Japanese elections. No mistakes :)

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Japan is being controlled by Koreans. This is nothing new because many Yakuza bosses and Panchiko lords are ethnic Koreans. Having the UC and Soka Gakkai to control Japan is just a recent surprise in the latest trend of "Japan being controlled by foreigners"

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The poll, conducted between Nov 1 and Nov 30, excluded city assembly members.

Why were they excluded ?

I don't trust this survey.

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just a recent surprise in the latest trend of "Japan being controlled by foreigners"

Japan has been controlled by foreigners since the end of WW2.

Sad but true !

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YubaruDec. 5  07:41 am JST

you know you've been in Japan too long when..... you find yourself bowing on the phone and..... you start spelling election with an 'r'.... (^_-)

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I don't trust this survey.

It's not the internet until everyone distrusts everything.

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