[Joint Open Letter] Seeking confirmation that Myanmar military junta members will not be present at the upcoming ASEAN-Japan Special Meeting of Justice Ministers (AJSMJ) and ASEAN-G7 Justice Ministers’ Interface
7 July 2023 11:26 am

To: Government of Japan, Ministry of Justice Ken Saitō, Minister for Justice [email protected] Office of the ASEAN-Japan and G7 Justice Ministers’ Meeting Organizing Committee [email protected] International Division, Media Desk [email protected] Cc: Government of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs [email protected] Southeast & Southwest Asia Affairs Department Yutaka Arima, Director [email protected] [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Japan: Japan’s leadership urgently needed at the UN Security Council to stop Myanmar military’s atrocity crimes as Myanmar faces man-made and natural disasters
29 May 2023 2:52 pm

The Honorable Fumio Kishida Prime Minister of Japan Cabinet Office, 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968, Japan CC: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane Members of the UN Security Council 29 May 2023 Open Letter Re: Japan’s leadership [ Read more ]

Stop legal action against Malaysian human rights defender for highlighting rights of migrant workers
24 May 2011 12:33 am

[23 May 2011]  – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Human Rights Now express their great concern regarding the case of Mr. Charles Hector Fernandez, a Malaysian human rights lawyer, activist and blogger. We were informed that Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn. Bhd., subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co. Ltd., filed a [ Read more ]

JAPAN – One step forward to establish “human rights relief agency”
30 June 2010 10:49 am

Citizens’ Council for Human Rights Japan, FORUM-ASIA member, welcomed the interim report on the establishment of a human rights commission in the country. Below is their statement issued on 23 June 2010. Minister, Senior Vice – Minister and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice announced a ‘New Establishment of Human Rights Relief Agency (Interim Report)’ yesterday, June 22 2010. Citizens’ Council [ Read more ]