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(Update) Japan Exercises Right to Question Unification Church

(Update) Japan Exercises Right to Question Unification Church

   Tokyo, Nov. 22 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Tuesday exercised its right to question the controversial religious group known as the Unification Church under the religious corporation law.
   The government sent a letter of questions to the group on the day, demanding that the group answer the questions by Dec. 9.
   It was the first time that the government used such a legal questioning right since the law was revised in 1995 to stipulate the right.
   The move came about a month after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida issued an order to take steps for exercising the right, as part of the government's investigation into the group.
   A focal point is whether the government finds evidence showing that the group conducted illegal acts organizationally and how malicious and continual they were.

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