THEMES

Development

Japanese governmental agencies and corporations have been securing resources abroad and supporting infrastructure development in the name of “development” for developing countries. However, this “development” is causing irreversible destruction of local ecosystems and the lives of local residents. In some cases, people who are trying to prevent this from happening are faced with serious human rights violations such as violence and intimidation by the state and large corporations.
For local residents to build their own future, we aim to create a society in which decisions are made in line with their needs in an appropriate and democratic process. This will allow them to make decisions freely and minimize environmental and social impact. In order to achieve that, we monitor large-scale development projects in Japan and abroad and make policy proposals based on the voices of people on the ground.

2022.05.262022.05.26Petitions and Statements

Press Release: Letter sent to 101 Investors to Urge Engagement with Tokyo Tatemono and Daiwa House Industry Regarding the Y Complex Project in Myanmar; Land Lease Payments May Finance Human Rights Violations by the Myanmar Military

2022.05.042022.05.04Petitions and Statements

[Press Release] NGOs cautiously welcome ENEOS’ withdrawal from Myanmar; call for responsible disengagement and decommissioning of Yetagun gas project

2022.04.202022.04.20Petitions and Statements

[Press Release] 13 Institutional Investors Respond to Call for Engagement. Concern Expressed Over Japanese Companies Continuing Business in Myanmar

2022.03.262022.03.26Petitions and Statements

[Press Release] Civil society groups reiterate call on Japanese investors in Myanmar’s Yetagun gas project to responsibly disengage

2022.01.212022.01.21Petitions and Statements

[Press Release] Letter Sent to 125 Investors to Urge Japanese Companies Continuing Business in Myanmar to Stop Funding the Military

2021.10.142021.10.14Petitions and Statements

Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en – Stop Gas Development That Ignores Rights of Indigenous Peoples

2021.04.012021.04.01Updates

#JapanStopODAtoTheTatmadaw Project

2019.12.232019.12.23Updates

Pollution Exported by Japanese Companies: Water Contamination by Hexavalent Chromium Continuously Found around the Nickel Projects in the Philippines

2010.01.012010.01.01Updates

Socio-Environmental Impacts of Japanese Foreign Aid and Finance