The five ruling and opposition parties, which have submitted two bills on legislation to help victims of the former Unification Church, held talks for two days in a row, but could not reach a compromise. Based on the bills of the Liberal Democratic Party and others, we will continue to make adjustments to see if we can make amendments that each party can agree on.
Former Unification Church Victim Relief Bill Five-Party Talks Failing to Reach a Conclusion
Regarding the relief for victims of the former Unification Church, the three parties of the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito, and the National Democratic Party, as well as the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Restoration Party, each submitted a bill, and the officials of the five parties discussed whether they could agree on an amendment to the bill on November 3 and 5, but they could not reach a compromise.
In the consultations, discussions are underway based on a bill by the Liberal Democratic Party and others that the government will be able to grasp the asset status of religious corporations that have requested a dissolution order in a timely manner, and it is being considered to add content that clarifies the reduction of the economic burden when the victim conducts civil procedures that temporarily prevent the disposition of the property of the corporation.
However, while the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and others argue that it should be possible for the court to order the management and preservation of property at the stage when a request for a dissolution order is made, there is no direction on whether or not to include the state of property preservation in the bill.
In the Diet, a joint review of the House of Representatives' Legal Affairs Committee and other parties will be held on the 11st, and the five parties will deepen discussions on the effectiveness of the bill and continue to coordinate revisions.