Looking into the motive of former prime minister Abe Shinzo's suspected killer, Yamagami Tetsuya, not many details are being given in the press, but there is mention of an unnamed religious organization.
To quote one article from Le Monde:
"The suspect stated that he held a grudge against a particular organization and that he committed the crime because he believed former prime minister Abe had a connection to it," police said Friday.
They did not give the name of the organization in question, but Japanese media said it was a religious group, citing unnamed investigative sources. NHK and the Mainichi Shimbun said Mr. Yamagami's family had suffered troubles as a result of his mother's financial donations to the organization.
An article from Reuters states:
Yamagami was a loner who did not reply when spoken to, neighbours told Reuters. He believed Abe had promoted a religious group that his mother made a "huge donation" to, Kyodo news agency said, citing investigative sources.
He told police his mother went bankrupt from the donation, the Yomiuri newspaper and other media reported.
"My mother got wrapped up in a religious group and I resented it," Kyodo and others quoted him as telling police. Nara police declined to comment on the details reported by Japanese media of Yamagami's motive or preparation.
Media have not named the religious group he was reportedly upset with.
Which organization would this most likely be? And is there any public record of Mr. Abe being affiliated with or donating to a religious group?
Note: names intentionally listed with family names first.