2023.12.05 13:44Nation

被害者救済、自公国案が衆院通過 教団財産の監視強化


2023.12.05 13:44Nation

Japan Lower House OKs Unification Church Victim Relief Bill

Japan's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill to ensure relief to victims of malpractices involving the controversial religious group Unification Church.
   The bill, submitted by the ruling coalition and the opposition Democratic Party for the People, seeks to strengthen the monitoring of the religious group's assets to ensure future compensation to its victims.
   The passage came after the bill was modified and approved by the Lower House Judicial Affairs Committee earlier on Tuesday. The bill is subject to approval at the House of Councillors before being enacted.
   The Unification Church, formally called the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, has been accused of soliciting massive donations from followers by fueling their anxieties.
   The government has asked Tokyo District Court to issue an order to dissolve the Unification Church under the religious corporation law.