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Japanese cult, lead by Junichiro Higashi - a former member of the Unification Church. "The cult's name is a combination of ''Kaeda,'' the district of Miyazaki where they were based, and ''juku,'' which means seminar." (Hong Kong Standard/AFP)

A Japanese sect kept the mummified bodies of two children at a luxury villa in the expectation they would come back to life, police and press reports said yesterday.

Two leaders of the ''Kaeda-juku'' group, based in the southern Japanese city of Miyazaki, were turned over to public prosecutors yesterday, the day after their arrest for improper disposal of corpses, police said.

''I am the agent for the creator,'' Higashi reportedly told investigators. He added that the boy might be ''dead in your world'' but ''there is the possibility of his resurrection. We are good people.''
Sect waits for corpses to live again, Hong Kong Standard/AFP, Jan. 22, 2000

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