Japan PM adviser keen for firms to address human rights issues

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Japan's special adviser to the prime minister on human rights issues expressed willingness to urge Japanese companies to identify and address human rights risks in their supply chains amid growing awareness of the issue in the global corporate sector. In an interview with Kyodo News on Wednesday, Gen Nakatani, who took the newly created post in early November, acknowledged that there are concerns about human rights issues in China and other nations, saying Japan will work closely with like-minded nations to back international efforts to protect basic human rights. "Japan has been under intense...

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