Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be hosting Hiroaki ‘Jay’ Aeba, a Japanese conservative also the leader of the Japanese cult, Happy Science.
Aeba will be addressing the conference on Friday at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. He is scheduled to speak right after Donald Trump Jr.
As per the CPAC website, Aeba is the head of the Japanese Conservative Union and is likely to talk about the threats posed by China and North Korea.
A Japanese conservative believed to hold extremist nationalist views.
"Happy Science is a Japanese cult run by a man who claims to be the incarnation of multiple Gods while pretending to channel the psychic spirits of anyone from Quetzalcoatl to Bashar al-Assad to Natalie Portman," researcher Sarah Hightower told Vice News.
Founded in 1986 by Ryuho Okawa, the movement was officially recognised as a religion in Japan in 1991. Its annual revenue is estimated to be around $45 million. He has claimed to channel the spirits of famous people who are both dead and alive
The religion is structured as a ‘pay-to-progress’ system of membership. Happy Science has been hostile to news media as per reports.
Happy Science has previously gotten into trouble for offering a 'spiritual vaccine' for COVID-19 for $400.
Earlier, Okawa had also claimed to have channelled the inner spirit of Donald Trump's guardian.