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​Launch Event

Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), and BHR Lawyers Network Japan (BHR Lawyers)  co-organize a public symposium "Towards Promotion of Responsible Business Conduct and Supply Chains: Roles of National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights and “Engagement” & “Remedy” Guidelines".


In this conference, we will launch the "Engagement" and "Remedy" Guidelines and discuss the domestic and international trends of the National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights.

Simultaneous interpretation between English and Japanese will be provided.

RSVP required. Please register from the website of Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Closed).

​The event was successfully held with more than 200 participants. Thank you very much for joining us for the event!

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<Date & Time>

Monday, February 3, 2020
15:00 - 18:00 (Floor to open at 14:30)


11th Floor, International Conference Hall
Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), BHR Lawyers Network Japan (BHR Lawyers)

English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation


Registration free (Max. 200 seats)



Part I: How to Promote Dialogues between Companies and Stakeholders - Launch of “Engagement” and “Remedy” Guidelines and Its Impact

<Video Message>

・Cristina Tébar Less(Head, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct)

<Keynote speech>
・Sakon Kuramoto (Orrick Tokyo Law Office, BHR Laywers)
・Emi Omura (Kamiyacho International Law Office, BHR Lawyers)
・Toshio Shiho (Fuji Oil Holdings Inc.)
・Shigeru Sugimoto (ANA Holdings Inc.)
・Ryusuke Tanaka (ILO Japan Office)
・Yozo Nakao (Ajinomoto Co., Inc.)
・Minoru Matsuzawa (Resona Asset Management Co., Ltd.)
・Daisuke Takahashi (Shinwa Sohgoh Law Office, BHR Lawyers)

Special Report: Status of National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights and Future Plans

Shinji Minami (Director, Human Rights and Humanitarian Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


Part II: What Will National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights Change? - Examples from Thailand and Malaysia
・Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom (Ministry of Justice of Thailand)
・Aishah Bidin (Former member of SUHAKAM, National University of Malaysia)
・Miwa Yamada (Institute of Developing Economies – JETRO)
・Akiko Sato (Kotonoha Law Office, BHR Lawyers)
・Akihiro Ueda (Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

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