The Mitsubishi Corporation (best known for its cars and electronics)
is involved in importing large quantities of tropical rainforest
timber into Japan. A Mitsubishi Group subsidiary has, for the last
15 years, been clear-cutting huge areas of tropical rainforest in
Sarawk to supply the Japanese market. Its logging activities there
continue 24 hours a day, with the aid of flood lights. Mitsubishi
has further logging interests in nine other countries. Another
subsidiary is opening a mine in the last large area of Ecuadorian
coastal rainforest. The area is home of the Awa Indian nation as
well as the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, identified as
Ecuador's highest are of priority for biodiversity conservation
by the US Agency for International Development.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is listed as providing services for
the nuclear industry, including; construction services, reactor cores,
fuel handling equipment, plutonium supply, radioactive waste
incinerators, reprocessing and water treatment. They also manufacture
armaments, including; aircraft, guided weapons and missiles,
and armoured, tracked and fighting vehicles.
Mitsubishi owns Princes Foods.