Category Archives for Japan

Behind the Indonesian Plywoods: Bank’s Responsibilities against Alas Kusuma Group’s Environmental and Social Problems

Behind the Indonesian Plywoods: Bank’s Responsibilities against Alas Kusuma Group’s Environmental and Social Problems

Alas Kusuma Group is one of the largest timber conglomerates in Indonesia, operating in an area of about 750,000 hectares, mainly on the island of Kalimantan. Several of the group’s logging and wood processing companies…
Banks Cast Blind Eye to Complete Lack of Engagement with Pacific Stakeholders on Fukushima Radioactive Water Dump

Banks Cast Blind Eye to Complete Lack of Engagement with Pacific Stakeholders on Fukushima Radioactive Water Dump

On August 24, 2023, Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) began releasing water from its tanks within the premises of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS), which were processed through their Advanced Liquid Processing…
Fair Finance Guide Japan Case Study on “Green loans” and its Supply Chain Discontents

Fair Finance Guide Japan Case Study on “Green loans” and its Supply Chain Discontents

On September 27, 2023, a syndicated loan totaling 25 billion yen was announced as a “green loan” with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lead manager and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as co-lead manager. The loan…
JICA Supported Energy Master Plan in Bangladesh, Soaked in Fossil Fuels and not Aligned with the Paris Agreement

JICA Supported Energy Master Plan in Bangladesh, Soaked in Fossil Fuels and not Aligned with the Paris Agreement

In March 2021, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an official aid agency of the Japanese government, started supporting the Bangladesh government for the development of the Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan (IEPMP) Project. However,…
“Blue Peril”

“Blue Peril”

This video reveals what deep sea mining is and what the peril of it is. To watch the video, click here.
C7 Recommendation Paper (C7 Communique)

C7 Recommendation Paper (C7 Communique)

C7 Summit was held on April 13-14. Risa Endo, a JACSES staff, played a role of a Coordinator of C7 Working Group on Climate and Environmental Justice and took part in the process of organizing…
Case Study on Workers’ Rights in the Ride Sharing Industry in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam

Case Study on Workers’ Rights in the Ride Sharing Industry in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam

This case study looked at the issue of ride sharing in Asia. Across Asia, ride-sharing apps have transformed transport for consumers who can request a ride to their desired destination with just a couple of…
Case Study on Nickel Mining in Indonesia

Case Study on Nickel Mining in Indonesia

This case study shed light on the negative impact on human rights and the environment in the process of decarbonization.  To accelerate decarbonization, the demand for lithium, cobalt and nickel, which are used in batteries…
Case Study on the Early Retirement of Unit of the Cirebon 1 Using the ETM

Case Study on the Early Retirement of Unit of the Cirebon 1 Using the ETM

This case study provided a detailed examination of the process of selecting Cirebon 1 as the first pilot project in the ADB’s Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM). This selection was announced on 14 November 2022, when…
Fair Finance Guide Japan Launches 10th Policy Assessment of Japanese Financial Institutions

Fair Finance Guide Japan Launches 10th Policy Assessment of Japanese Financial Institutions