Mistreatment of Foreign Workers in Japan

In 2009, the Government of Japan found over 400 cases of the mistreatment of foreign workers in a government sponsored training program, including the failure to pay wages and exposure to dangerous conditions. From 2005 to 2010, at least 127 trainees have died. The cause of death for many have been strokes or heart failures, signs of overwork.

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Amount of Illicit Timber Purchased by Countries in 2008

The United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands purchased 11.7 million cubic meters of timber worth $8.4 Billion that was cut down by illegal logging activities in 2008.

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