• Kyodo


A growing number of members at Soka Gakkai, Japan’s largest lay Buddhist group and the main supporter of ruling coalition member Komeito, are publicly criticizing the party for supporting controversial security legislation that will allow the Self-Defense Forces to help an ally under attack.

Last month, Tatsushi Amano, 51, launched an online campaign to gather signatures opposing the bills after they were rammed through the Lower House.

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