Rakuten CEO Mikitani to donate 1 bil. yen to Ukraine

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Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Group Inc., said Sunday he will donate 1 billion yen ($8.7 million) to the Ukrainian government for humanitarian assistance following Russia's invasion of the country. "I am deeply saddened by the news," Mikitani said in an English letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy posted on Twitter, referring to Russia's launch of a military attack Thursday. "My thoughts are with you and Ukraine people." "When I saw your courageous resistance against this unprovoked attack on behalf of Ukraine people, I thought about what ...

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