Rakuten's Mikitani Vows Support for Muslim Workers (News)

Politics

Tokyo, Jan. 30 (Jiji Press)—Rakuten President Mikitani Hiroshi vowed on Monday to back Muslim workers at the major Japanese online shopping mall operator, while denouncing US President Donald Trump's immigration ban for passport-holders from some Muslim-majority countries.

"It is wrong as a human being" to "discriminate based on religion and nationality," Mikitani wrote in English on Twitter. "We will support our Muslim staff members as a company and personally as well."

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