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Kishida says new cabinet members must review ties with Unification Church

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In the end, and oddly, the assignation of former PM Abe apparently did have the killer’s desired impact.

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Kishida says new cabinet members must review ties with Unification Church

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Political expediency lifts its motivating head…

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I feel like I'm seeing the same news day by day

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Unfortunately the problem isn’t just limited to cabinet ministers. The UC is a fundamental part of the LDPs structure and, in particular it’s fund raising.

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Review ties? Let's see them go through all their financial ties and any campaign ties as well! Would help to be specific rather than general, as this gives them all a way out.

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LDP must expel this cult out of country even if taking risk of breaking the party and falling to oppositions

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Yes, self review is all that's needed to find the ties to UC. Because honor system works so well with politicians.

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""Kishida said on Tuesday that incoming new members of his cabinet and new ruling party officials must "thoroughly review" their ties with the group.""

"Thoroughly Review" meaning could be anything what Mr. Kishida and the government need to do is to demand that all government staff and members must disconnect all ties with any Cults including the UC or leave office, Serve your God while at home and serve the public while in office.

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well how about to start from you personally?

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"In many ways, we are facing the most critical situation since the end of World War Two," he said.

We,ve been hearing the same line periodically ever since Abe cam in a decade ago.

Finance Minster Shunichi Suzuki will be retained, government and LDP sources told Reuters, declining to be named due to the sensitivity of the situation."

Yes, because Suzuki & Kuroda did such a stellar job in topping the yen freefall. Suzuki has been invisible since appointed.

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"It will be a prerequisite," Kishida said, speaking at a news conference in Nagasaki".

On this, one has got to agree with Kishida.

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Kishida says new cabinet members must review ties with Unification Church

Cabinet reviews religious organization ties, crony bids and bribes, nepotism and amakudari : Seems legit.

Good you pass.

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All politicians should be forced to declare any connection to this dangerous cult. No exceptions. Failure to do so, their names should be publicly exposed and they should be disendorsed by their parties before next election.

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Ordinarily I'd be concerned by freedom of religion, but in this case the 'religion' was created as a spy-op by the South Korean National Intelligence Service (to counter the internal threat of communism).

Which, by the way, makes anyone who follows that 'religion' a complete idiot.

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*psy-op

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"His cabinet lineup will show that the LDP is taking tough measures to deal with what is now mostly a problem of individuals before it taints the whole party," said Airo Hino, a professor at Waseda University.

”...is now mostly a problem of individuals...

Err, from top to bottom is the party in cahoots with the Moonies and had been for six decades...

"...before it taints the whole party..."

Err, a never-ending conveyor belt of scandals have "tainted" the LDP beyond salvage for decades...

It seems that Waseda is not what it used to be anymore...

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They should be checking out their connections with all the other pyramid schemes out there. Not just the Moonies.

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Glad to see all the fresh faces.

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"Review ties"? More likely "review accounts" and shake 'em down for more of that "wonder-working" Won.

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It should be review and cut ties!

What does review mean?? "Yeh I've got ties... next question"

Doens't ASO have ties!! But thats OK because he has already reviewed them....???

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Strange: the LDP is generally nationalistic but was propped up by a foreign government (the USA) for decades and has been in cahoots with a foreign church (the Unification Church) for decades as well. Go figure.

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Oh, no! They have to REVIEW their ties to the group? Not disavow the group, not make public their ties in past and present, not cut said ties completely... just review them. Nothing Kishida can do about it either. Nope. Gotta be up to them.

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"His cabinet lineup will show that the LDP is taking tough measures to deal with what is now mostly a problem of individuals before it taints the whole party," said Airo Hino, a professor at Waseda University.

"The Unification Church problem is something he doesn't want to drag on."

What I cannot get my head around is an old lady gets a phone call from her son. He has lost the company cheque and needs to repay company. He sends someone around to collect the money, then the old lady finds out she had her money stolen. It is on the local news and police are outside the supermarkets warning old people of this con, and maybe someone gets arrested.

We now have a church/cult that appears to have the ear of a number of politicians at all levels and they are asked to just to review there past or present ties. Also causing misery to the public that get pulled into clutches. There needs to be a police investigation into the church/cult.

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Oh, no! They have to REVIEW their ties to the group? Not disavow the group, not make public their ties in past and present, not cut said ties completely... just review them

Yep basically what it means is make sure you are not taking any kickbacks or that it can't be traced to the Unification Church.

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Kishida wants to be seen "doing (tho more like saying) something" but not really solving anything.

Just like Abe did when that Dentsu employee jumped.

Just like politicians and municipal staff did after Yua Funato's death.

Just another lip service.

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Some Japanese bright spark using his noggin posted elsewhere that he was using Google street view to look up Unification Church branches and lo and behold he’s finding posters on them for individual LDP members.

Yeah, TBS 11pm news covered it extensively.

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Nobody realizes that the USA is involved with the unification church and south Korea is just a pawn in giant fraud scheme?

Japan has been used as a cash cow and safe haven for corruption.

The LDP trying to blame it all on south Korea.

It's the USA thats the head of the snake !

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Must review

What the heck does that mean ?

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There is no place in government for religion, not just the Moonies', but all Abrahamic cults.

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