LDP leader says party members will cut ties with former Unification Church

September 1 , 2022

On August 31, senior officials of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito met to discuss key dates on the Diet schedule for September, including the national funeral for Shinzo Abe, the slain former prime minister. At the meeting, the LDP’s secretary general, Toshimitsu Motegi, told his Komeito counterpart, Keiichi Ishii, that the LDP leadership will be pressing for its members who have had reported ties with the former Unification Church, which presently goes by the name Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, to sever their association.