Kana Aoki, Intern, International Labor Rights Forum
Before I started my internship
at ILRF, I didn’t know about labor violation issues by Firestone. Bridgestone (which owns Firestone) is a Japanese company, and it is one of the oldest
companies in Japan. You
Bridgestone (they sell tires) is connected with many Japanese automobile companies (they need tires). Many Japanese media outlets are then sponsored by these automobile companies.
I see. Here is the reason people
don’t know about the issue in Japan.
Bridgestone's website is slightly different
in Japanese than in English. They emphasize their environmental projects on their
website as well as an “artificial dolphin project” which is helping an injured dolphin, "Fuji." They