While relatives of the former Japanese Prime Minister participated in a funeral vigil in Tokyo on Monday, July 11, on the eve of his funeral, The profile of the suspect and his motives become clearer. Three days after the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, new elements have emerged on the alleged killer. According to the police, he asserted that his motives were not political but rather personal.
Tetsuya Yamagami, 41″Resent a particular organizationAnd he decided to kill Shinzo Abe, Friday, July 8. He believed that the former prime minister was a member of the Moon Sect, and resented this because she was going to receive important gifts from her mother, which put her family in great financial difficulties.
The mother of the man accused of killing Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, that organization, also known as the Moon Sect, confirmed on Monday, July 11. According to its chief, Tomihiro Tanaka, the suspect’s mother joined the sect in 1998. The organization learned that it found itself in a major financial standoff around 2002, Tomihiro Tanaka said at a press conference.
“Shinzō Abe has never been a member of our religious organization, nor has he been an advisor to it,”Moon sect leader
Various documents circulated on the Internet showing that Shinzo Abe supported the actions of another organization, close to the Moon Sect. But there is no direct link that reassures the person in charge of the religious structure. “Former Prime Minister Abe sent a letter to another organization, the World Peace Federatione”, this leader of the Moon Sect.
Tetsuya YamagamiTherefore, the alleged killer of the former Prime Minister wanted revenge on the Unification Church when Shinzo Abe sent a letter to the World Peace Federation. “I think the suspect did not differentiate between the two organizations, and saw that they are one bloc, because they have the same foundersOne of the leaders of the Moon Sect said. This official also confirmed that his organization was terrified of the assassination of the former Japanese prime minister. In a statement published on Saturday, the Unification Church expressed its belief that “Shock and sadness“In the face of Shinzo Abe’s death, describing him as”A globally respected Japanese statesman who is active in building peace in Asia.“
The Unification Church was founded in 1954 in South Korea by Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012). Moon, a very controversial figure who became a billionaire thanks to the vast economic empire built by his church, claimed that he had a vision of Jesus Christ at the age of 15, urging him to continue his mission until humanity reaches the stage of purity. “sinlessThe organization claimed in 2012 to have three million followers worldwide.