Archives for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

No Consumption Tax Raise Without Real Reform

The Cabinet decided on February 17, 2012 that the consumption tax will be raised according to the principles that the government and opposition parties drafted in January. The aim is to reform the nation’s finances for the social security system. … Read More

Posted March 7th, 2012 in Civil Rights, Miscellaneous

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

Book Review: “Another Japan is Possible”

Consumers Union of Japan is very impressed by Jennifer Chan’s new book, Another Japan is Possible, published by Stanford University Press. “I think that this book can explain the situations of Japanese modern social movements,” says Yamaura Yasuaki, CUJ’s vice … Read More

Posted May 14th, 2008 in Miscellaneous

CUJ History Updated

We have updated the CUJ History pages with lots of information from the 1980s, including CUJ’s strong stand against nuclear power after the Chernobyl disaster, as well as food safety issues from the 1990, including the start of the NO! … Read More

Posted January 25th, 2008 in Miscellaneous