Japan industry minister says Harvard fund ‘thanked us’ for advice


TOKYO (Reuters) – Harvard University’s endowment fund thanked the Japanese government for advice over Toshiba Corp, the industry minister said on Friday, in response to a probe that found a government adviser put pressure on the fund.

The comments from Hiroshi Kajiyama come as the industry ministry has been under scrutiny about the pressure put on foreign shareholders of Toshiba, and the role of a former adviser, Hiromichi Mizuno.

Kajiyama said Harvard “thanked us” for advice given by Mizuno.

(Reporting by Ritsuko Shimizu; Writing by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by David Dolan)

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