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Symposium “Towards Formulation of National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights “

In late 2016, the Japanese government announced that it would formulate a National Action Plan (NAP) to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the coming years. Japanese companies are expected to take further steps in terms of their CSR and legal compliance practices, as well as their sustainability strategies.


For this conference, the Japan Federation of Bar Association (JFBA) will invite Dr. Surya Deva, a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, to share his views on the role of the NAP and his expectations for Japan. We will also organize a panel discussion by stakeholders from various sectors, inviting the public sector, corporations, institutional investors, and civil society organizations. The discussion will be based on the research report prepared by attorneys on the baseline assessment of business and human rights in Japan and the priorities for the NAP.

Date & Time

Friday, 22 September, 2017 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

  (Doors will be open at 9.30 a.m.)
Venue Auditorium of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association, 12th floor of the Bar Association Building (1-3, Kasumigaseki 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Fee Free           
Language English (Simultaneous Translation Provided)
Speakers / Presenters 
/ Commentators

Dr. Surya Deva (Chair, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Associate Professor of City University of Hong Kong School of Law)

Ms. Kaori Kuroda (Executive Director, CSO Network Japan) Mr. Shigeru Sugimoto (Corporate Brand & CSR Manager, ANA Holdings Inc.)

Mr. Takeo Tanaka (Senior Director of Sustainability, Games Operations Bureau, Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games)

Mr. Minoru Matsubara (Chief Manager, Asset Management Division, Responsible Investment Group, Risona Bank, Ltd.)



Please fill out and send the form (PDFファイル;263KB) to the International Affairs Division of the JFBA by FAX (+81-3-3580-9840) by September 15th

*Please be noted that there is a possibility that you might not be able to attend the symposium due to the capacity. In that case, the following secretariat will contact you.

Organizers Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
Tokyo Bar Association,
Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association,
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Registration Office International Affairs Division, JFBA
Tel: +81-3-3580-9741


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