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15 September 2018

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to respond to a report mentioning the bank as a co-financier of the companies involved in the construction of the collapsed dam that forms part of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy...

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19 August 2018

Japan: Fukushima clean-up workers, including homeless, at grave risk of exploitation, say UN experts

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers who are reportedly being exploited and exposed to toxic nuclear radiation in efforts to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Station, say three UN human rights experts*. ...

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12 August 2018

Japan / Thailand: No corporate responsibility in bribe case

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16 July 2018

Commentary: Govt. strategies on AI fail to adequately address human rights risks

Author: Emre Eren Korkmaz, OpenGlobalRights

"Without binding rules, AI guidelines are just wishful thinking", 27 June 2018...

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7 July 2018

Japan: NGOs urge Japanese mega-banks to stop funding coal projects, banks respond

Four Japanese environmental organisations, 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan, and the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, urged the three Japanese mega-banks (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitusbishi UFJ Financial Group...

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Company response
7 July 2018
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Author: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

…パリ協定等を受けて、欧米銀行の一部では石炭火力発電所への新規与信を制限する動きが出ていることは認識しているが、一方で産業界や途上国の発展を支えることも我々の大切な使命である。石炭火力発電向けの新規与信採り上げに際しては、OECD 公的輸出信用アレンジメントなどの国際的ガイドラインを参考に、石炭火力発電を巡る各国ならびに国際的状況を十分に認識した上で、ファイナンスの可否を慎重に検討している。…...

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Company response
7 July 2018

Mizuho Financial Group responded

Author: Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group responded to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, referring it to a statement issued by the company after the NGO statement. The statement is also available in Japanese. 

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Company response
7 July 2018

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group responded

Author: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) responded to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. In its response, SMFG pointed to a new policy, which was adopted after the NGO statement. ...

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6 July 2018

Japan / UAE / Yemen: NGO urges Kawasaki not to sell military transport aircraft to UAE, company did not respond

Network Against Japan Arms Trade (NAJAT), a Japanese NGO, has expressed concern regarding reports that Japanese military transport aircraft may be sold to the United Arabs Emirates (UAE). NAJAT notes that the UAE is engaging in armed intervention in t...

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Company non-response
6 July 2018

Kawasaki Heavy Industries did not respond

Kawasaki Heavy Industries did not respond to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre regarding NAJAT's allegations on the possible sale of military transport aircraft to the UAE.  

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