New Keidanren boss promises carbon-neutrality plan

The new head of Japan's top business lobby has foreshadowed a major shift to eco-friendly practices.
Tokura Masakazu says Keidanren, or Japan Business Federation, will draft an action plan for a net-zero carbon society.

Tokura became the chairman of Keidanren on Tuesday. He's also the chairman of Sumitomo Chemical.

He replaces Nakanishi Hiroaki, who stepped down for health reasons.

Tokura said he'll work hard to revive industries across Japan while also doing what it takes to combat the coronavirus.

The federation also appointed six new vice chairs. Namba Tomoko, the executive chair of IT giant DeNA, is the first woman to hold the post.