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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.

2020.10.192020.10.19

Indonesian and Japanese NGOs call on both governments to stop the Indramayu Coal-fired Power Plant Expansion Project, West Java, Indonesia

2020.06.252020.06.25

SIGN-ONs: SAVE INDONESIAN FARMERS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS FROM JAPAN-SUPPORTED DIRTY COAL ENERGY!!

2020.06.122020.06.12

[Joint Statement]“Negative profitability” found for planned Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant in Vietnam by Korean government think tank

2020.05.262020.05.26

[Press Release]Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam

2020.03.232020.03.23

[Press Release] NGOs urge 51 investors to divest from Mitsubishi Corporation which promotes coal-fired power generation

2010.01.012010.01.01

Socio-Environmental Impacts of Japanese Foreign Aid and Finance