Public Financial Institutions

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.


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


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


[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


[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


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


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


Press Release: CSOs Submitted a Letter Demanding JBIC Not to Finance the LNG Canada Project – Do Not Violate the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or Fuel the Climate Crisis


Japan must not be allowed to violate the G7 Leaders’ Statement- Supporting new Coal Plants in Indonesia and Bangladesh goes against the Agreement – CSOs Submitted the Statement to Japanese government (endorsed by 120 Organizations from 25 Countries)


JICA Must NOT Support Coal Plant in Indramayu, Indonesia! CSOs Submitted the Petition to Japanese government/JICA (endorsed by 8221 Individuals from 114 Countries and 112 Organizations from 34 Countries) ahead of PM Suga to Meet Biden in US