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9 August 2014

Japan: Mitsubishi Motors aims at trebling female managers

Author: Tokyo Shimbun

[English summary of Japanese article, provided by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] In an interview with the daily broadsheet Tokyo Shimbun, the CEO of Mistubishi Motors states that the company aims at trebling female managers. There are...

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9 August 2014

Japan: Mitsubishi Motors aims at trebling female managers

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Article
3 August 2014

China: Explosion at plant of Zhongrong Metal Production, subcontractor to international automotive brands’ wheel supplier, kills at least 68; Govt. orders safety checks

Author: James T. Areddy, Wall Street Journal (USA)

"Blast at China Car-Parts Supplier Kills at Least 68", 2 Aug 2014...

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22 July 2014

Myanmar: Displaced villagers file complaint regarding Japan’s investment in Thilawa Special Economic Zone

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Article
12 June 2014

Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone – summary of impacts, company responses and updates

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Thilawa Special Economic Zone is an industrial complex being developed 23 km southeast of Yangon city center in Myanmar. It is the flagship project of the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA)...Residents displaced to give way to the 400...

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Company response
3 June 2014

Response by Mitsubishi Group: re impact of industrial complex development in Myanmar

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2 June 2014

Displaced Villagers File Complaint Regarding Japan’s Investment in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone

Author: Thilawa Social Development Group & Mekong Watch

Three residents from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) area…delivered an Objection to the Examiner for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)…in Tokyo. It is the first known formal complaint filed under JICA’s Objection Procedures...

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29 March 2014

Holding back half the nation [Japan]

Author: Economist

Japan educates its women to a higher level than nearly anywhere else in the world: its girls come near the top in education league-tables compiled by the OECD. But when they leave university their potential is often squandered, as far as the economy...

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20 January 2014

How to Invest in Myanmar - Doing Well by Doing Right

Author: Stanley A. Weiss & Tim Heinemann, Foreign Affairs

…Western business has its own role to play. In a few cases, firms with significant interests at stake may intervene directly and productively in peace talks…More likely, Western investors can play a critical role in policing bad business behavior and...

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9 January 2014

Japan chemical factory explosion kills at least five

Author: Associated Press

An explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan has killed at least five people and injured more than 10 others...Police say the explosion occurred at Japanese metal and chemical company Mitsubishi Materials Corp's Yokkaichi plant...during...

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