Japan – MHI Becomes a Full Member of the Japan Center for Engagement and Remedy on Business and Human Rights (JaCER)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has become a full member of the Japan Center for Engagement and Remedy on Business and Human Rights (JaCER) and started utilizing the Engagement and Remedy Platform provided and operated by JaCER.

JaCER supports its member companies in redressing grievances related to human rights in a professional capacity through its Engagement and Remedy Platform, a non-judicial platform based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As globalization has accelerated in recent years, companies are increasingly expected by the international community to manage their operations in a manner that respects the human rights of all stakeholders.

The UN Guiding Principles require companies to address three main elements: policy commitment, human rights due diligence, and processes to enable the remediation of any adverse human rights impacts (grievance mechanisms). The MHI Group Human Rights Policy was established in 2021 to clarify the MHI Group’s stance on human rights when conducting business activities in countries and regions around the world. This policy pledges to respect human rights in the MHI Group, following the MHI Group Global Code of Conduct. In line with this Policy, the Group will strive to fulfill its responsibilities in important areas related to human rights.

Furthermore, the Human Rights Due Diligence Task Force, which was established under the Sustainability Committee in fiscal 2021, have reviewed how to proceed with human rights due diligence. Human Rights Due Diligence Liaison Meeting, established in fiscal 2022, shares the status of due diligence efforts with relevant internal divisions, including business divisions, and discusses future measures.

And MHI Group have been conducting due diligence since fiscal 2022 with a focus on suppliers in high-risk areas.

To date, the MHI Group has operated various internal and external grievance mechanisms such as a customer support hotline, whistleblowing hotline and harassment consultation helplines. With the Engagement and Remedy Platform provided by JaCER, a system has been put in place to respond both to consultation from all stakeholders, including those in the supply chain, and to knowledge shared by third parties, and in doing so, strengthen efforts to respect human rights in response to the demands of the international community, including the UN Guiding Principles.

MHI conducts corporate management that respects business and human rights by utilizing JaCER’s Engagement and Remedy Platform as a third-party service to receive human rights-related consultation from all stakeholders in a timely manner, and by implementing appropriate responses to the consultation received in a fair and transparent manner.

Japan Center for Engagement and Remedy on Business and Human Rights (JaCER): https://jacer-bhr.org/en/index.html

MHI Group Human Rights Policy: www.mhi.com/sustainability/social/pdf/mhigroup_human_rights_policy.pdf

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on spectra.mhi.com.

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Dr VK Paul, Member NITI Aayog inaugurates Health Pavilion at the 41 st India International Trade Fair

Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog inaugurated the Health Pavilion at the 41st India International Trade Fair (IITF), here today. Special Secretary, Shri S Gopalakrishnan was also present on the occasion. The theme of this year’s pavilion of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is “Heal in India, Heal by India”.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr Paul stated that health must be given due attention. Lauding the stalls at the pavilion, he highlighted the need to create awareness among people for diseases like Amenia and Diabetes which remain invisible until diagnosed.

Dr Paul urged everyone to take the message of health in a mission-mode. He also appealed to all stakeholders to maximise their outreach of informative activities via various media.

He encouraged all stakeholders to use the Health Pavilion as a micro-system for triggering a Jan Andolan towards better health.

Shri Gopalakrishnan expressed his optimism on key reforms and initiatives being undertaken in the Health sector. He emphasized on the Digital Health initiative and highlighted its universal impact and applicability. He further stated that a lot of health issues can be resolved if people are informed well.

The Health Pavilion showcases various initiatives, schemes and achievements of the Union Health Ministry including the recently launched PM TB-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, National Universal Immunisation Programme, FSSAI, NACO, AB PMJAY, NVBDCP, NHA. It also has various stalls for informative activities, life-saving skills, checking and screening for diabetes, anaemia, blood pressure, BMI etc.



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Jean Paul Yugo Nagashima, Member at Frost Brown Todd LLC to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Building an Efficient Data Modernization Strategy: What You Must Know and Do

 The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jean Paul Yugo Nagashima, Member at Frost Brown Todd LLC will speak at its webcast entitled, “Building an Efficient Data Modernization Strategy: What You Must Know and Do.” This event is scheduled on September 13, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).

To know more about this event, please check here: https://knowledgewebcasts.com/know-portfolio/data-modernization-strategy/

Event Summary

Data is integral in every organization. But too often, organizations of all sizes face a sheer volume of unstructured data. Failure to address such could expose businesses to a myriad of threats. Thus, stepping out of the conventional methods and leaning toward innovative tools and systems is crucial to significantly improve data management.

To ensure agile business decision-making, many enterprises are now looking into data modernization initiatives that involve new approaches to their pre-existing data processing infrastructure. The magnified essence of data modernization has become an imperative in enabling organizations to increase their business value, competitive advantage, and operational efficiency and productivity.

In this webcast, data modernization leaders and experts Lee Grant (OneNeck IT Solutions LLC) and Jean Paul Yugo Nagashima (Frost Brown Todd LLC) will delve into a comprehensive discussion of the ins and outs of data modernization. Speakers will also share tips to leverage data in driving transformational change aligned with your business goals.

Key topics include:

The Building Blocks of Data Modernization

Key Benefits, Strategies, and Tools

How to Maximize the Value of Data

Top Challenges in Cloud Migration

What’s Next in Data Modernization

About Jean Paul Yugo Nagashima

Yugo’s practice focuses on data privacy, data security, and intellectual property issues involving cutting-edge electronics and computer software. Yugo is a member of Frost Brown Todd’s Data Services Team, focusing primarily on international and domestic data privacy issues involving international data transfers, GDPR compliance, U.S. federal regulations, and CCPA/CPRA compliance issues for domestic and international clients.

About Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Frost Brown Todd LLC (“Frost Brown Todd”) is a full-service law firm with more than 500 lawyers operating in 14 markets across eight states and Washington, D.C. Dedicated to refining the art of client service. Frost Brown Todd leverages technical, industry and legal knowledge and hands-on experience to serve a diverse client base, from leading multinationals to small, entrepreneurial companies. Frost Brown Todd’s team of business, intellectual property and litigation attorneys advises on all aspects of privacy compliance, information handling, data security, breach preparation and response, enforcement and other related litigation. The team guides clients in taking practical steps to meet their legal obligations and mitigate operational and reputational risks.

About The Knowledge Group

Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

The Knowledge Group

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Canada – Member of Parliament Robert Morrissey and Prince Edward Island Minister Jamie Fox will make an Atlantic Fisheries Fund joint announcement

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, PEI along with the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities, Prince Edward Island will hold a press conference to make an announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, PEI along with the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities, Prince Edward Island will hold a press conference to make an announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

Date:               Thursday, April 21, 2022         

Time:               10:30am (ADT)

Location:        Sports PEI

                          40 Enman Crescent

                          Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6 

Claire Teichman

Press Secretary 

Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard



Hong Kong – Recruitment under Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth Phase V starts today

Recruitment under Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth Phase V starts today


     The Government today (February 16) started recruitment under the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth (MSSY) Phase V. The application period will close on March 15, 2022.

     A spokesman for the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) said, “To provide more opportunities for young people to participate in policy discussions, the current-term Government has been committed to appointing more young people to government advisory committees. We have regularised the MSSY and expanded it to cover more boards and committees. So far, around 440 posts are currently held by young people who have been appointed to advisory and statutory bodies directly or indirectly through the MSSY. The overall ratio of youth members in these bodies has increased from 7.8 per cent in end-2017 to 14.8 per cent in mid-2021, which has been very close to the target of 15 per cent set by the current-term Government.”

     The MSSY has received over 6 800 applications for the last five phases (i.e. the Pilot Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth and the MSSY Phases I to IV). The list of appointees has been uploaded to the website of the HAB.

     The MSSY Phase V is now open for application. Starting from Phase IV, the number of participating committees has increased from 10 to 15, covering a wider spectrum of policy areas. The 15 participating committees for the MSSY Phase V are as follows:

1. Lantau Conservation Fund Advisory Committee

2. Committee on Research and Development of Chinese Medicines

3. Antiquities Advisory Board

4. Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health

5. Hong Kong Logistics Development Council

6. Tourism Strategy Group

7. Committee on Venue Partnership

8. Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Advisory Committee

9. Committee on the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities

10. CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee

11. Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education

12. New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee

13. Advisory Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries

14. Environment and Conservation Fund Committee

15. Advisory Committee on Arts Development

     “We encourage young people aged between 18 and 35 on March 15, 2022, i.e. the date of the application deadline, and with a commitment to serve the community to apply for the MSSY Phase V,” the spokesman continued.

     A Recruitment Committee (RC) has been set up by the HAB for overseeing the implementation of the MSSY. The RC comprises the Secretary for Home Affairs, a representative of the Youth Development Commission, non-official chairpersons or members of the aforementioned 15 committees and representatives of the bureaux/departments concerned. Under the RC, Assessment Panels (APs) will be formed to take care of the applications concerning the 15 committees respectively. The APs will conduct interviews with applicants to facilitate assessment.

     The APs will consider whether the applicant has a strong commitment to serve the community, good understanding of the policy area concerned and good analytical and communication skills. Following the principle of meritocracy, the Government aims to, through the MSSY, recruit young people who have the commitment to serve the community and the ability to contribute to the committees concerned for recommending to the relevant bureaux/departments for consideration of appointment. Each of the above committees will offer two seats for appointment. Subject to the actual number of applications received, assessment would be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

     The application form and other details of the MSSY Phase V are available on the website of the HAB (www.hab.gov.hk). In completing the application form, applicants need to write no more than 600 words or provide a video or audio clip of no longer than three minutes to explain, in either Chinese or English, his or her suitability for being appointed to be a member of the selected committee(s). Applications may be submitted through the online application system, by post or by hand.