Shinzo Abe’s shooter, Tetsuya Yamagami, believes that his mother’s bankruptcy was the work of a church with a certain religious sect.
Tetsuya Yamagami, the shooter of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who died, admitted that the attack was related to revenge for a certain religious sect. The shooting of Shinzo Abe was a form of Tetsuya Yamagami’s frustration with a church that promotes a religious sect that led his mother to fall.
The religious groups is known as Unification Church, one of the new religions in Japan.
Tetsuya Yamagami (41) believed Abe was involved in the religious group. Previously, he had been identified by local police as the suspect in the shooting of Shinzo Abe on Friday, June 8, 2022. According to his statement, it was the religious sect that made his mother make a ‘large donation’ that led Tetsuya Yamagami’s family to bankruptcy. Tomohiro Tanaka, President of the Japanese branch of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, also known as the Unification Church, admitted that Yamagami’s mother was a member of the church. However, he declined to comment on the ‘large donation’ in question. However, he confirmed that neither Shinzo Abe nor Tesuya Yamagami are members of the Unification Church. He confirmed that he would cooperate with the police in the investigation if asked to do so. Furthermore, he said Ms. Yamagami first joined the church around 1998 but stopped attending between 2009 and 2017. About two to three years ago, Ms. Yamagami re-established communication with church members and in the past half year has attended church events about once a month. Also Read: This is the facts of the shooting of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tanaka said the Unification church learned of her financial difficulties only after talking to people close to her. However, Tanaka claimed not to know what caused the difficulties. On the other hand, Japanese police on Monday said they found obvious bullet holes in a facility run by the church. According to the suspect’s statement, he told them that he had fired bullets as practice at the facility the day before he shot Shinzo Abe.