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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.

2022.06.242022.06.24

Joint Statement: Victory for local people and civil society! Japanese government announced to halt its supports for Matarbari 2 and Indramayu coal plants – Conversion to the false solutions, such as ammonia co-firing and gas-fired power, should be avoided –

2022.05.042022.05.04

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

2022.04.202022.04.20

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

2022.03.262022.03.26

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

2021.11.242021.11.24

Japan Needs to Withdraw From LNG Canada – Serious Human Rights Violations In Coastal GasLink Pipeline

2021.11.102021.11.10

[PRESS RELEASE] CSOs Condemn Japan’s Decision to Finance LNG Canada Project – Japan Digs Deeper into Fossil Fuels Even as the Rest of The World Moves to Phase Them Out

2021.10.302021.10.30

[STATEMENT] JBIC and Private Banks Must Reconsider Decision to Finance LNG Canada Project NGOs Strongly Condemn JBIC’s Decision to Provide Public Finance ThatIgnores Climate Crisis and Rights of Indigenous Peoples Ahead of COP 26

2021.10.142021.10.14

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

2021.10.062021.10.06

JICA Must NOT Support Coal Plant in Indramayu, Indonesia!” CSOs Submitted the Petition to Japanese government (endorsed by 10860 Individuals from 114 Countries and 114 Organizations from 34 Countries) ahead of COP26