Four parties agree to step up consulting system for religious group victims

October 26 , 2022

The Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito—the two partners in Japan’s coalition government—and two major opposition parties, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Japan Restoration Party, met on October 25 to discuss policies to help victims of the former Unification Church. The four parties agreed in principle to utilize the Japan Legal Support Center and bolster counseling services to aid not only the victims themselves but also their spouses and families.