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Coronavirus

Uniqlo chief pledges $93m for coronavirus research

Gift to Kyoto University will also go to studies on other infectious diseases

Fast Retailing Chairman Tadashi Yanai speaks at a news conference in Kyoto, Japan, on June 24, where he pledged $93 million of his fortune to the study of infectious disease. (Photo by Zhang Yaou)

KYOTO, Japan -- The head of Fast Retailing has pledged a total of 10 billion yen ($93 million) to Kyoto University to fund research into treatments for the new coronavirus and other communicable diseases.

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