Tetsuya Yamagami, the man who is suspected of killing former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted to authorities that he had a grudge against the Unification Church, to which his mother had given significant donations . According to police sources, the mother of the guy who killed former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is thought to have given a religious group roughly 100 million yen ($720,000) . Tetsuya Yamagami told Nara Prefectural Police that he had a grudge against the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, formerly known as the Unification Church, when he was being detained on suspicion of murder. If the contribution was a factor in Abe’s homicide, the authorities are looking into it.


In a statement released on Wednesday, the religious group claimed that although it had not yet determined the precise sum it had received from Yamagami’s mother, it had returned 50 million yen to her between 2005 and 2014. According to accounts, Yamagami claimed that his mother joined the religious group and illegally sold his grandfather’s property. Yamagami claimed that as a result of her donations, his mother went bankrupt and their family life was destroyed. He added that although the COVID outbreak had prevented him from travelling to Japan, he had originally targeted the organization’s head who resides in South Korea. Abe became his next target because Yamagami thought he had connections to the group.


Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shot on Friday while campaigning for parliamentary election. The murderer was upset about his mother’s religious contributions to the contentious Unification Church. The assassin’s mother was a member, according to the Unification Church branch in Japan. According to numerous media sources in Japan, the assassin of Prime Minister Abe attributed his deed to the fact that his mother was a member of the Unification Church. The mother of the assassin joined the church in 1998, stopped going from 2009 to 2017, and then resumed going a few years ago. Tomihiro Tanaka, the church’s president, claims that she started attending services on a regular basis six months ago. The murderer thought his mother’s bankruptcy was brought on by the donations she was making to the Unification Church.







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