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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's poll ratings are slumping, in part due to his government's handling of the Unification Church issue.   © Nikkei montage/Source photos by Reuters
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Japan builds case to dissolve scandal-hit Unification Church

Victims speak up as government probe gets under way

ALICE FRENCH and RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- Sayuri Ogawa spent 20 years living in accordance with Unification Church doctrine. Her family forced her to attend services and read the church's literature, and she was forbidden to have romantic relationships.

Ogawa was told that she would go to hell if she violated the rules.

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