On 70th anniversary, top business lobby looks at what distance to keep from politics

Japan’s largest business lobby, the Japan Business Federation, commonly known as Keidanren, held a ceremony on May 31 marking the 70th anniversary of its foundation in the aftermath of World War II, looking back on its history of assisting the war-torn …
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