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

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The logo of Toshiba Corp. is seen at the company's facility in Kawasaki, Japan June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) - Harvard University’s endowment fund thanked the Japanese government for advice over Toshiba Corp (6502.T), 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.

(This story corrects to clarify Hiroshi Kajiyama said Harvard fund thanked adviser, not government)

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

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