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Former Chinese Slave Labor File Lawsuit in Japan Against Mitsubishi ...
19 Chinese plaintiffs, who were forcibly taken to Japan from China to work in a mine in Fukuoka, sue Mitsubishi and others in Japanese court. (February 2003)

Mitsubishi Chemical vs Malaysians - A Lesson from Asian Rare Earth Case
Japanese attorney Toshiro Ueyanagi discusses how Asian Rare Earth (ARE), which handled radioactive substances improperly and damaged [local Malaysian] residents' health and properties, closed down even though it prevailed in the Malaysian Supreme Court. Ueyanagi attributes this success to cooperation between Japanese and Malaysian attorneys. (July 2001, Malaysia)

The bribery scandal involving Osaka Oil dealer Izui Jun'ichi (1997)
He claimed to have received 6 billion yen from Mitsubishi (Nippon) Oil in order to win secure offshore oil rights from Vietnam and help sell imported coal to a public electric power company. (October 2000)

Six Koreans sue Mitsubishi of Japan over forced labor during World War II
A "gathering of Mitsubishi draftees suffering from atomic bomb-related illnesses" sues Mitsubishi for exposing them to life-threatening conditions while Japanese workers were provided with shelter and emergency rations after the atomic atoms were dropped. (May 2000)

Lawyers Target Japanese Abuses: WWII Compensation Effort Shifts From Europe to Asia
Michael Dobbs, Washington Post, writes about renewed focus in the US on Japan's wartime record such as forcible recruitment of Korean "comfort women" as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers and gruesome medical experiments on foreign nationals. (March 2000)

Miller Park is just one of Mitsubishi's problems
Kenneth R. Lamke of the Journal Sentinel reports that Mitsubishi Heavy has had trouble worldwide since joining the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark stadium project and and the Milwaukee situation is just one symptom of an ailing company. (October 1999)

Baja's Whales vs. Mitsubishi
Argues that ESSA/Mitsubishi's proposed industrial salt factory at Laguna San Ignacio, a gray whale sanctuary, does not augur well for its environmental health, given the nature of saltworks' operations and Mitsubishi/ESSA's record of environmental negligence at Guerrero Negro. (Summer 1998)

Mitsubishi vs. Reality
Mark Spalding of CorpWatch responds to Mitsubishi's 'form letter' regarding its proposed industrial salt works next to Laguna San Ignacio, in Baja California, and states that it will disturb and degrade a unique and irreplaceable natural area and pose risks of direct and indirect harm to the whales, numerous other species, and related natural systems. (March 1998)

Rainbow Trade and Labor Mission To Japan and Indonesia
Rev. Jesse L Jackson of the Rainbow/PUSH Action Network urges Japanese corporations to set goals, target and timetables to integrate their mangement teams and settle sex harassment and racial discrimination suits. (August 1996)

Defending the Forests: The Mitsubishi Boycott Campaign
Rainforest Action Network elaborates on its claim that Mitsubishi Corporation "has an unparalleled legacy of illegal, unethical, and unsustainable logging" and has guidelines for protecting the world's forests. Kyoto Journal. (1996)

Boycott Campaigns Support Human Rights in Burma
A "haiku attack" was coordinated in Osaka to bring public attention to Mitsubishi's major role in world deforestation, and its dubious business connections with Burma's military dictatorship. Kyoto Journal.(1996)

Mitsubishi: Forest destruction is a family affair
Rainforest Action Network “Save the Rainforest -- Boycott Mitsubishi” campaign gives examples to back its claim that Mitsubishi may well be the greatest corporate threat to the world's tropical, temperate and boreal forests. (1994)

A Case of Racial Discrimination?
Robert Guest interviews Kamal Sinha and his lawyer Satoshi Murata regarding his discrimination lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric, Japan. (November 1992)