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Business leaders are calling for leveraging the United Nations’ sustainable development goals to achieve global peace because the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating social and economic inequalities not just in Japan, but worldwide.

Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp., said Saturday that the pandemic has forced a rethink of political and economic strategies. He called for shifting the focus of such plans from profit growth to building sustainable peace by addressing the deepening inequalities.

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