Shinzo Abe

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Japanese PM shakes up cabinet amid anger over Unification church links
Reshuffle comes after murder of Shinzo Abe put spotlight on ruling party’s ties with religious movement

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

10, Aug, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Revelations since Shinzo Abe death shed light on Moonies’ influence
Details emerge showing Unification church’s political ties go further than Japan’s longest-serving prime minister

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, Aug, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Plan for Shinzo Abe state funeral faces growing opposition
Cabinet has approved event for 27 September but critics question cost and possible political exploitation

Justin McCurry in Toyko and agencies

22, Jul, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Family and friends of Shinzo Abe attend private funeral in Tokyo
Members of the public pay their respects to former prime minister outside Buddhist temple

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

12, Jul, 2022 @7:35 AM

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Shinzo Abe is gone, but his controversial vision for Japan lives on | Jeff Kingston
Sunday’s elections delivered a landslide victory for Abe’s party. Years after he left office, the late former prime minister’s dream of amending Japan’s constitution is getting closer, says Jeff Kingston of Temple University in Japan

Jeff Kingston

12, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Shinzo Abe shooting: who are the ‘Moonies’ and why are they in the spotlight?
Suspect Tetsuya Yamagami blames the Unification church, also known as the Moonies, for bankrupting his family

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

12, Jul, 2022 @4:43 AM

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Shinzo Abe killing: ‘Moonies’ church confirms suspect’s mother is member
Tetsuya Yamagami’s mother attends meetings, says Unification church, after he told investigators of grudge

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Jul, 2022 @1:12 PM

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Shinzo Abe: Antony Blinken says assassinated former Japanese PM was ‘man of vision’
The US secretary of state flies to Japan to give condolences to nation as country’s ruling LDP holds muted celebrations for poll victory

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Jul, 2022 @5:12 AM

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Shinzo Abe: Japanese voters back party of former PM amid shooting fallout
Exit polls show LDP retaining power with comfortable election victory as country mourns former leader

Justin McCurry in Nara

10, Jul, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Shinzo Abe assassination: Japanese head to polls in grief and disbelief
Prime minister Fumio Kishida warns violence will not be tolerated in defiant speech after the murder of former leader

Justin McCurry

09, Jul, 2022 @1:05 PM

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At least 77 Covid deaths; Albanese pays tribute to Abe; NSW counts cost of floods – as it happened
Foreign minister Penny Wong meets her Chinese counterpart in Bali, breaking three years of diplomatic hostility. This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay and Graham Readfearn (earlier)

09, Jul, 2022 @7:28 AM

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Shinzo Abe’s body arrives in Tokyo as election campaign resumes in shadow of killing
Politicians vow not to let assassination stop democratic process, amid reports that gunman had gripe with unnamed religious group he linked to Abe

Justin McCurry in Nara, and agencies

09, Jul, 2022 @2:36 AM

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