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Sun Myung Moon Group ID’d as Potential ‘Religious’ Org Tied to Abe Shinzo Assassination

A religious organization called the Japan Unification Church confirmed on Monday that one of its members is the mother of Yamagami Tetsuya, a 41-year-old Japanese man suspected of assassinating former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in recent days, Kyodo News reported, noting that Tetsuya allegedly told police he originally intended to kill the leader of an unspecified “religious” group his mother belonged to but ultimately targeted Abe for his loose association with the same group.

TOPSHOT - Tetsuya Yamagami (R), the man accused of murdering former Japanese Prime Ministe

Abe Shinzo Retires After Eventful Career as Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, 65, officially became his country’s longest-serving prime minister on Monday. He announced on Friday that he will resign due to health concerns, capping a remarkable career that left three of his greatest ambitions unfulfilled: Revising the Japanese constitution to allow more initiative in national defense, returning Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea, and officially wrapping up World War II by securing a peace treaty with Russia.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech at the lower house of the par

Neighbor Stabs Tokyo Man to Death over Noise Complaint

Noise complaints by annoyed neighbors are on the rise in Japan as people forced to stay home for weeks during the country’s coronavirus lockdown grow increasingly hostile. In an extreme case, a man in Tokyo was stabbed to death by his neighbor following a noise complaint, the Japan Times reported on Wednesday.

Officials in protective suits drive an ambulance near the cruise ship Diamond Princess anc

Thousands of South Koreans Hold Candlelight Protest Against Japan

Thousands filled the streets of Seoul on Saturday night, carrying candles and signs of protest against Japan’s tighter trade restrictions on South Korea. More marches and rallies are planned every weekend as Liberation Day, the holiday commemorating the end of Japanese occupation in 1945, approaches on August 15.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 03: South Korean protesters participate in a rally to denounce