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Japan has provided a large amount of aid to developing countries, but most of the aid has focused on large-scale infrastructure development such as dams, roads, and power plants, which has sometimes caused serious environmental destruction and social problems. Similar problems have also been pointed out in private sector projects where loans are provided to encourage Japanese companies to expand their business overseas.

Japanese export credit agencies (ECAs) (Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)) and development aid agencies (Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)) have not been fully equipped with mechanisms and implementation systems that take social and environmental aspects into consideration. FoE Japan, based on its research and analysis of individual projects, have been calling for government agencies to develop and fully implement high-level environmental guidelines.

2024.04.092024.04.09

Report Release: FoE US and OCI’s New report shows Japan, Korea, and US among worst fossil fuel financiers 

2024.04.052024.04.05

Indonesian NGO Urges JBIC and NEXI to Stop Considering Support for Muara Loboh Geothermal Power Expansion Project “Do not support a project that harms the environment and communities and causes human rights violations under the name of a just energy transition!”

2024.02.292024.02.29

Webinar Series: Listening to Voices from MyanmarSession 3: Rivers at Risk: Hidden Costs of Development Projects Amidst Conflict in Myanmar

2024.02.282024.02.28

Position Paper on the Application of the Energy Transition Mechanism for Cirebon Coal-Fired Power Plant Unit 1 in Indonesia:  We firmly reject the mechanism for the sake of huge greenwashing by major corporations, not for the sake of the climate, environment, and local communities

2024.02.222024.02.22

NGOs’ Comments to the Japanese NCP’s Final Statement on “Cirebon Coal-fired Power Plant Project- Unit 2” (Cirebon 2) in Indonesia

2024.01.182024.01.18

[Briefing] Japan Behind the LNG Expansion in the Gulf

2023.12.282023.12.28

Webinar Series: Listening to Voices from Myanmar: Session 2: Defying Shadows: A Myanmar Police Officer’s Journey to Defiance

2023.12.152023.12.15

PETITION: Immediately Stop Prolonging the Life of Fossil Fuels and Destroying the Environment and Livelihoods in Indonesia – Meaningful Participation of Local Communities and Civil Society in Just and Equitable Energy Transition

2023.12.052023.12.05

[Event]From Gas and Coal to Renewable Energy! The Light Night Event for a Brighter Future