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Japan Sends Inquiry Letter to Unification Church on Adoptions

Japan Sends Inquiry Letter to Unification Church on Adoptions

   Tokyo, Nov. 22 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government has sent a letter of inquiry to the religious group known as the Unification Church over an adoption scheme allegedly being conducted by the group, welfare minister Katsunobu Kato said Tuesday.
   The letter, sent jointly with the Tokyo metropolitan government, urged the Unification Church to respond by Dec. 5.
   The Cultural Affairs Agency is expected to exercise the right to ask questions to the Unification Church under the religious corporation law soon, as part of the procedure to seek a dissolution order for the group.
   If illegal actions related to adoption are confirmed through the latest inquiry, they could be the basis for a dissolution order.
   However, it is unclear to what extent the actual situation will be clarified, as the letter has no binding power.

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