Climate Change, Environmental Education
Toshima-ku Ikebukuro Toky,
Created in 1980, FoE Japan was one of Japan's first NGOs to work on international environmental problems. We work on a wide range of issues, and one major concern of the organization is raising awareness on Nuclear Power Policy shifting the focus to clean energy.
The government of Japan has plans to export Nuclear power to developing countries and has conducted a feasibility study, but the research report has not yet been disclosed. This lack of transparency from the government dissolves the responsibility it has on the tax payers.
Another facet of our clean energy work has been to campaign against the Japan Bank for International Cooperation's (JBIC) investment loan in coal fired power plants. JBIC provides public financial support for many Japanese private companies to invest abroad and has recently been pouring money into coal-fired power plants. We are working with local people and NGOs in affected countries to insist that JBIC halts its activities with respect to the environment.