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29 August 2017

Japan: Bar Association urges gov't to ensure NAP is based on int. standards

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23 August 2017

Plans for Tokyo & Los Angeles Olympics aim to minimize negative impacts on local communities & the environment

Author: Matthew Ponsford, Thomas Reuters Foundation (USA)

"Interview- Future Olympics: no evictions, no grand designs", 3 August 2017...

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10 August 2017

Honduras: Unions & NGOs denounce labour abusesat plantations of Fyffes (part of Sumitomo)

In 2016 and 2017, Unions and NGOs reported on labour abuses, including attacks to freedom of association, in melon plantations in Honduras. In April 2017, they reported an attack against Moisés Sánchez -Secretary General of the sub-section of the...

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31 July 2017

Indonesia/Japan/South Korea: Embarrassment for Japanese Government bank as court rules coal plant’s permit illegal

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31 July 2017

Japan: Olympic stadium worker commits suicide after 212 hours overtime in a month

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25 June 2017

Japan: Uniqlo publishes list of main suppliers

Author: Fast Retailing

Uniqlo, one of the main brands of Fast Retailling, has published a list of their "Core Partner Factories". There is no similar list for GU, the other main apparel brand of Fast Retailing.

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19 June 2017

Japan: NGOs urge govt. to base NAP on UNGPs, dialogue with stakeholders

The Civil Society Platform for Japan's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (BHR-NAP Platform), a coalition of NGOs working on issues related to business and human rights, have submitted recommendations to the Japanese government...

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6 June 2017

Japan: 60% of blind people using guide dogs discriminated against by businesses, survey finds

Author: Masahiko Ohta, Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

"Survey: 60% of blind people with guide dogs face discrimination", 1 Jun 2017...

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16 May 2017

Japan: Govt. & ILO sign unique partnership to advance “decent work” at 2020 Olympic Games

Author: Tokyo 2020

"Tokyo 2020 and the International Labour Organization Agree Unique Partnership", 12 May 2017...

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11 May 2017

Japan: Govt. urged by Malaysian indigenous leader to stop using deforestation-linked timber for Olympic Stadium

Author: Matthew Ponsford, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A village leader from Borneo...handed a petition of 140,000 signatures to Tokyo's embassy in Bern, Switzerland, demanding it halt use of deforestation-linked tropical timber in its Olympic venues. Japan is hosting the games in 2020 with a wooden...

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