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Facebook joins Keidanren, Japan's leading business lobby

Social media giant wants say in data and tax policies ahead of digital currency launch

Facebook intends to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Facebook has joined Japan's most influential business lobby, the company said Monday, as the social media outlet faces mounting pressure in the country over data protection and taxation.

Facebook is the last of the four U.S. technology giants -- including Google, Amazon and Apple -- to become a member of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren.

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