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Objection Procedures based on Environmental Guidelines

JBIC introduced objection procedures simultaneously with implementation of its Guidelines for Confirmation of Environmental and Social Considerations (the "Environmental Guidelines") and Guidelines for Confirmation of Information Disclosure Considerations for Nuclear Sector Projects (the "Information Disclosure Guidelines") to ensure its compliance with the Environmental Guidelines and the Information Disclosure Guidelines. Their objectives are (1) to investigate facts as to whether or not the Environmental Guidelines and the Information Disclosure Guidelines have been complied with by JBIC and report the results thereof to the Executive Committee; and (2) to encourage dialogues between the parties concerned based on their consent in order to assist early resolution of disputes concerning specific environmental and/or social problems caused by the JBIC-funded project, which arose due to JBIC's non-compliance with the Environmental Guidelines or the Information Disclosure Guidelines. Examiners for Environmental Guidelines were appointed as an independent entity for conducting investigation.

The concrete procedures are set forth in the following:

For the status of acceptance of the requests and the progress of procedures, please see here.

Result of the selection over Examiners for Environmental Guidelines

Now following two persons are serving as Examiners for Environmental Guidelines.

Profiles of Examiners

Mr. Shinsuke Toyonaga
Lawyer, Daichi Law Offices

2004 - LL.B., the University of Tokyo
2006 - J.D., School of Law, the University of Tokyo
2015 - LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law
In 2007, he completed the legal apprentice training at the Japanese Supreme Court and registered as a lawyer. Then he joined Nishimura & Asahi from 2008 to 2013, and during 2011 and 2013, he seconded to the Nuclear Damage Compensation Facilitation Corporation (former name). Appointed to current position in 2013.
Publications: "Genshiryoku Songai Baisho Ho (Atomic Energy Damage Compensation Law)" (2014, Shinzansha)

Mr. Kazuaki Hoshino
Specially Appointed Professor, Kagoshima University Regional Co-creation Center

1978 – B.S., Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo
In 1978, he joined Environmental Agency (former name) and belonged to several departments mainly related to natural conservation. During the period, he also seconded to both Embassy of japan in Kenya (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Environment and Community Affairs Department of Kagoshima Prefectural Government. Later, in 2011, he became Head of Kyushu Environmental Office of Ministry of the Environment and in 2012, Councilor, Environment Minister's Secretariat (in charge of Nature Conservation Bureau). Further, in 2013, he promoted to Director General, Nature Conservation Bureau of the Ministry. Appointed to current position in 2015. Right now at the Kagoshima University Regional Co-creation Center, he is in charge of "Kagoshima Environmental Studies Project". While he was in the Ministry of Environment as administrative official, he engaged in the establishment, revision and management of both international environmental laws (Convention of Biological Diversity etc.) and domestic environmental laws (Antarctic Environmental Protection Law etc.).

Annual Report of the Examiners for Environmental Guidelines

The Examiners for Environmental Guidelines prepares an annual report on their activities.

Summary of Objection Procedures Based on Guidelines for Confirmation of Environmental and Social Considerations