Hiroshi Mikitani

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(Billionaire, businessman)
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Member ofTrilateral Commission, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2001, WEF/Young Global Leaders/2005
"I want [COVID-19] vaccinations to proceed at warp speed", head of Japan's biggest online retailer

Hiroshi Mikitani is a Japanese billionaire businessman.


He was selected by the WEF as both a Global Leader for Tomorrow and a Young Global Leader.

As head of Rakuten, Japan's biggest e-commerce retailer,[1] Representative Director of the Japan Association of New Economy[2] stated that "I want [COVID-19] vaccinations to proceed at warp speed"[3]

About the Tokyo Olympics he commented that "The fact that we are so late for the vaccination, it’s really dangerous to host the big international event”, adding that it was "like a suicide mission".[4]


Event Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020WEF
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.

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