Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s alleged shooter, Tetsuya Yamagami, told the police that he was motivated by Abe’s connections to the messianic new religious movement known as the Unification Church. Yamagami explained that his mother had made a “huge donation” to the group, and he blamed the church for bankrupting his mother and ruining […]
Author Archives: Kaitlyn Ugoretz
Kaitlyn Ugoretz is a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an expert in Japanese religions, globalization, digital technology, and popular culture. Her dissertation research focuses on a digital ethnography of global Shinto practitioners and the growth of online Shinto communities.
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