5 things you need to know about the rakuten ad controversy
Posted On June 20, 2021
In a statement on its website, Rakuten said it has taken steps to address the allegations against it, and has suspended the offending ad.
The statement did not provide details on the allegations.
The Japanese advertising giant also said that it has “conducted a thorough review of the matter and will take appropriate action if necessary.”
This comes amid rising tensions in Asia over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
It has been reported that North Korea is in talks with Japan over whether or not to send a second nuclear submarine to the region, which could be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
The United States and Japan have been conducting joint military exercises with North Korea in recent weeks.
Japan also has its own military that has been conducting drills with the North.