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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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10 May 2017

USA: Environmental NGOs criticise banks' funding of Dakota Access Pipeline, concerned about pollution, indigenous rights

Through the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline, NGOs have questioned the role of banks in financing the pipeline's construction and the companies developing it.  In February 2016, after the US Government issued final permits for the pipeline...

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9 May 2017

Honduras: Unions & NGOs denounce labour abuses, incl. attacks on freedom of association, at 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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27 April 2017

Japan/Myanmar: Human Rights Now reports on rights violations in apparel suppliers, Japanese companies promise action

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19 April 2017

Japan: Major insurance company offers insurance for supply chain risks

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5 April 2017

Japan: Letters from foreign "interns" to gov't protest ongoing abuses

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14 March 2017

Japan: Trade Union Federation agrees to overtime limit up to karoshi line

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16 February 2017

Japan: Workers work up to or beyond "karoshi line" in most Japanese manufacturers

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4 February 2017

Japan: Overtime beyond karoshi line allowed in nearly all Keidanren board companies

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