Research Activities

Research Projects

FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: A-6-1
Business and Human Rights in Emerging Markets – For Designing Japan’s CSR Strategies


Japanese firms, nowadays, need CSR strategies not only for risk management, but also enhancing competitiveness in its playing field. The purpose of this research project is to review discourse about “business” and “human rights” and propose policy recommendations to Japanese policy makers about how Japanese companies handle human rights issues in their business activities and how the Japanese government supports it.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] YAMADA Miwa
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Hiroshi
HIRANO Katsumi
USHIJIMA Keiichi (Principal Fellow, Ernst & Young Japan)
KINOSHITA Yukako (CSR Committee Chair, Japan Business Council in Europe)