A Japanese authorities hotline for individuals who have issues linked to a spiritual group previously often known as the Unification Church has fielded greater than 1,000 calls in 5 days.
The Justice Ministry and different related ministries and businesses agreed to arrange the hotline from September 5 to 30, to supply reduction to those that have been victimized by the group’s practices, akin to so-called non secular gross sales.
Justice Minister Hanashi Yasuhiro advised reporters on Tuesday that 1,002 individuals had known as through the first 5 days.
Hanashi stated many of the callers had cash issues. Some stated they’re dwelling in poverty, whereas others sought recommendation on what to do a couple of relative who’s a follower.
The hotline was initially jammed with calls, however Hanashi stated it has develop into extra accessible now that they’ve elevated employees numbers.
He stated the federal government will first take into account how victims will be helped via current laws, and can create an setting during which individuals in hassle can simply search recommendation.
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