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Closing Statement by Civil Society at MOP7, 2014

Little progress, conflict of interests & unabated unintentional transboundary movements Closing Statement by Civil Society at MOP7 While we welcome the continued work on risk assessment and socio-economic considerations via the continuation of two AHTEGs (Ad Hoc Groups), progress on … Read More

Posted October 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Japan Resources No 152

CUJ JR 152 (pdf) Japan Resources No 152 Celebrating the end of a busy year here in Waseda today, we are also pleased to release No 152 of Japan Resources. 2010 has been shaped by the large international conference in Nagoya … Read More

Posted December 28th, 2010 in Japan Resources, Uncategorized

Yokohama APEC People’s Declaration


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an economic forum promoting the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investments, economic and technical cooperation, and related issues. Many NGOs from Japan and other coutries participated in the No! APEC Yokohama People’s Forum. Yokohama People’s … Read More

Posted December 22nd, 2010 in Civil Rights, Food Security, FTA, North-South, Uncategorized

Japan Resources No 148

cuj-jr-148 (pdf) Japan Resources No 148 We are having warm days and chilly evenings right now in Tokyo, with a lot of activities and conferences, in addition to the busy political climate. Here is our English newsletter. We think you will … Read More

Posted October 21st, 2009 in Japan Resources, Uncategorized

Strong Concerns About New Consumer Agency, Consumer Committee

Consumer Agency and Consumer Committee: Launch amid Strong Concerns about Structure, Members and more By Yamaura Yasuaki Secretary General of of Consumers Union of Japan Japan’s LDP-led government scrambled to launch the Consumer Agency and the Consumer Committee on September … Read More

Posted September 30th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Symposium To Celebrate 40 Year Anniversary


Consumers Union of Japan is celebrating 40 years of consumer activism this year with a symposium on June 7, 2009. The event will be held at the Sohyo Kaikan in Ochanomizu, Tokyo 13:00-16:30. Speakers will include Arthur Binard, Oe Tadaaki, … Read More

Posted May 20th, 2009 in Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

Avon Awards to Women for Kamiyama Michiko, FSCW

Kamiyama Michiko (r) receives Avon Award

  Mrs. Kamiyama Michiko from Food Safety Citizens’ Watch was one of the recipients of the Avon Awards to Women in 2008. The prestigious prize has been awarded since 1979 to opinion leaders, welfare activists, volunteers, scientists, politicians and writers. … Read More

Posted February 10th, 2009 in Uncategorized

International Conference on Consumer Policy


Consumers Union of Japan participated in the International Conference on Consumer Policy, held in Tokyo on September 9, 2008. The theme was “The Future of Consumer Policy for a Globalized Society” and over 200 people attended. We were glad to … Read More

Posted September 16th, 2008 in Uncategorized