Japanese Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation
About the company
Japanese Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation (JOIN)
JOIN is a Japanese state-owned company investing in infrastructure internationally.
Fujita, Tokyo Tatamono Co, JOIN, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) are all involved in a consortium that pays rent to the Burmese military for land for a complex they built and financed. Known as the Y Complex, the development of shops, offices and a hotel is estimated to be paying the military around $2 million a year in rent. We understand that development of the project is currently suspended.
It is also a joint owner, along with four other companies, of the TMIT port in Thilawa. TMIT has allowed vessels from the military-owned Five Star shipping line to use its port.
Tatsuhiko Takesada, President & CEO
Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg. 2F
2-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
New evidence details Japanese payments to Myanmar army for Y Complex land lease, Justice for Myanmar, 24th March 2021
Japan state-funded hotel deal pays rent to Myanmar defence ministry, by Ju-min Park, John Geddie, Reuters, 24th March 2021
JOIN supports the Thilawa Area Port Terminal Operation Project in Myanmar, JOIN, 30th January 2019
Myanmar Port Authority berthing list 14th March 2022
TMIT website accessed April 2022
Notified 20th January 2022
Added to the Dirty List 1 March 2022
Updated 9 May 2022
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”