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Japan’s New Rights Guidelines Could Help Clean Up Car Industry

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Toyota electric vehicles are displayed at Odaiba Showroom in Tokyo, December 14, 2021.  © The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP Images New Japanese government guidelines on business and human rights mean that Japan’s car industry should accelerate efforts to clean up their supply chains. Japan’s carmakers are gradually embracing the transition to electric vehicles, which could help shrink the country’s destructive climate footprint. Although Japan gets more than two-thirds of its electricity from fossil fuels, electric cars still have a smaller carbon footprint than gas vehicles.…

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