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Japan's Kishida vows to sever LDP ties with Unification Church

PM also says country will raise daily cap on arrivals to 50,000 from Sept. 7

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Aug. 31. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday that his ruling Liberal Democratic Party will sever ties with the former Unification Church.

In his first in-person news conference after being isolated for COVID, Kishida apologized to the public for LDP lawmakers' relationships with the problematic religious group.

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