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27 March 2020

Migrant workers at greater risk during COVID-19 outbreak due to worse access to health care & poor working conditions, warns NGO

Author: Geneva Council for Rights & Liberties

“Migrant workers are disproportionately at risk of COVID-19”, 21 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

Japan: Trading companies lag far behind international human rights standards, Human Rights Now report reveals

Author: Human Rights Now

"HRN Releases Report: “Japanese Trading Companies: Measures for Human Rights Lag Far Behind International Standards”", 12 March 2020...

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9 March 2020

Japan: Myanmar workers join top labour organization

Author: Ryosuke Hanada, Nikkei Asian Review

"Myanmar workers in Japan join top labor group", 4 March 2020...

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9 March 2020

Japan: Switch to merit-based pay dampens efforts to raise wages

Author: Reuters

"Japan's efforts to raise wages wane as firms embrace merit-based pay", 11 Feb 2020...

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3 March 2020

Japanese-English Newsletter

日本語版はこちらからご覧ください In partnership with Caux Round Table Japan and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, we are launching a billingual newsletter focusing on Japan. It aims to provide our Japanese-speaking audience with updates on global developments on busines...

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26 February 2020

Japan: Concerns raised over potential labour crackdown with arrests of 81 union members in Kansai region

Since 2018, police in the Kansai region of Japan have arrested 81 members of the Kansai District Ready-Mixed Concrete Branch of the All Japan Construction and Transport Workers Solidarity Union. The arrests were made on charges of obstruction of...

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26 February 2020

Japan: Tohoku residents worry "Recovery Olympics" will interfere with earthquake & tsunami reconstruction efforts

The Japanese government has argued that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—coined "Recovery Olympics"—will contribute to reconstruction efforts in the Tohoku region following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which killed over 15,894 people. However, residents...

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25 February 2020

Japan: Amid growing concern on modern slavery, Ajinomoto, Fast Retailing and Wacoal among companies adopting human rights initiatives

Author: Nikkei BP Consulting

[Summary translation from Japanese to English provided by Business &Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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24 February 2020

Japan: Investors encourage govt. to increase 2030 emissions reduction target under Paris Agreement

Author: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change

"Investors encourage Japanese Government to lift climate ambition with revised Paris pledge", 17 Feb 2020...

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23 February 2020

Japan: ANA explains how it became first Japanese company to publish human rights report

Author: Keiko Asano, Nikkei BP Consulting

[Excerpt translation from Japanese to English provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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