NGOs Encouraged, Not Thrilled, by Mizuho’s Announcement

Saturday, June 16, 2018

By Allison Pestotnik

Tokyo - PanOrient News - Six environmental nongovernmental organizations released a statement on June 15 in response to Mizuho Financial Group’s new policy aimed at more responsible environmental and social financing practices. The NGOs’ statement concluded that, while Mizuho’s policy is a step in the right direction, it lacks the strength and detail required to meet international environmental guidelines such as the Paris Agreement.

Mizuho, one of Japan’s larg...

Double Rainbows All the Way Across

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Double rainbows look down on Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture, Japan, today (Thursday 28 July, 2016.)

NPT and Nuclear Security Risks' Exposed by Secret Plutonium Shipment: NGOs

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) A coalition of five non-governmental organizations warned today that a shipment of weapons-grade plutonium scheduled to depart the port of the Japanese Tokai nuclear station in Ibaraki prefecture this coming weekend highlights the failure, but also the proliferation risks, of the current Japanese nuclear policy.

A cargo of 331kg of plutonium will be loaded on to the Pacific Egret, an armed British nuclear transport ship, prior to departure under armed escort to the U...