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Japan Resources – 182

Please click here for our latest English newsletter: JR 182

Special focus on Food Systems


From the Editors: Much Ado about Food Systems

Comments on Japan’s Green Food System Strategy, from Consumers Union of Japan, and from the No! GMO Campaign – and learn more about why we find the government’s proposals preposterous and outrageous, and out of touch with reality…

Background Notes on Japan’s Green Food System Strategy

Global People’s Summit on Food Systems — Against the UN Food System Summit

In the News: Fragrance Pollution

Campaign to Reduce the Use of Plastics


From the Editors:

Much Ado about Food Systems

Welcome to issue No. 182 of Consumers Union of Japan’s English newsletter. This time, the special theme is to share insights about the current debate about food systems, and our response to the Japanese government. We will hold a seminar on 18 September about the controversial FAO Food System Summit. What is behind the focus on “food systems” rather than food safety or the right to food, and what does it all mean for consumers?

We hope you will stay updated with CUJ’s activities, including campaigns against artificial fragrances and plastic waste, here on our English website and on CUJ’s new English Twitter account.





Consumers Union of Japan Invites You to Our Annual Symposium

Consumers Union of Japan invites you to our annual symposium:

13:30 – 13:40 Greetings

13:40 – 14:00 Toshiyuki Saito:  What we have seen from the Green Food System Strategy

14:00 – 14:20 Keisuke Amagasa: Biotechnology is incompatible with organic agriculture: Dangerous RNA pesticides

14:20 – 14:25 Break

Panel discussion (Yoshihide Kanno , Regine Maeda, Toshiyuki Saito, Keisuke Amagasa)

14:25 – 14:35 Yoshihide Kanno, “Creating a multi-layered, cyclical agriculture and community” (Online participation from Yamagata)

14:35 – 14:45 Mrs. Regine Maeda, “From a village in the south of France” (Online participation from France)

14:45 – 15:30 Panel discussion and summary

Place: Rengo Kaikan, Tokyo


Japan Resources – 181

Please click here for our latest English newsletter: CUJ JR 181


From the Editors: Special Issue About Organic School Lunches in Japan

Organically Grown Food for School Lunch Programs


School Lunches at a Public School in Chiba Prefecture

News: New Wave of Protests Against Unregulated Genome-Edited Tomato

Trend: Intense Activity Toward Commercialization of Genome-Edited Food

Protest Against Genome-Edited Tomato in Tokyo, Japan April 22

Activists from Consumers Union of Japan and the No! GMO Campaign and many others will gather outside of Sanatech Inc. on April 22, 2021 in Tokyo to protest against their genome-edited tomato. This action coincides with Earth Day as well as protests in The Philippines against IRRI and GMO rice.

Stop Golden Rice Network

We do hope you will stay tuned as CUJ has launched an English Twitter account to keep you in the proverbial loop…



Japan Resources – 180

Please click here for our latest English newsletter: JR 180

We hope you will continue to stay updated with CUJ’s activities and news on our English website, and support our campaigns!


From the Editors: Staying Sound and Healthy

Press Release: Start of Signature Campaign for the Labeling of All

Genetically Modified Seeds and Seedlings

Open Letter of Inquiry Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Protest Against Genome Edited “GABA” Tomato in Tokyo, Japan

New Booklet: Food Additives

In the News: Radioactive Cesium Contamination of Food After the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Summary