Archives for the 'FTA' Category

Japan Resources – No 168

Please click here CUJ-JR-168 for the latest issue of Consumer Union of Japan’s English newsletter, Japan Resources (PDF). In this issue we share articles about our recent activities. During the summer, we started a campaign against artificial fragrances, an irritant … Read More

Posted September 27th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Chemical pollution, Food, FTA, Japan Resources, Organic Agriculture/Food, Trade

CUJ Resolutions at the 42nd Annual Meeting in June, 2015

Save the welfare system in Japan

1) We oppose the security bills aimed at changing Japan’s constitution, and urge the government to protect the people’s right to live in peace and safety 70 years after the end of WW2, the Japanese government is introducing a number … Read More

Posted June 28th, 2015 in Civil Rights, Energy, Food, Food Security, FTA, Nuclear, TPP, Trade

BSE: Keep Strict Rules To Eradicate Mad Cow Disease

Withdraw Plans to Reexamine Japan’s Strict Measures against Mad Cow Disease December 9, 2011 Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) decided on December 9, 2011 to consider reexamining the legal measures against Mad Cow Disease and to ask … Read More

Posted December 20th, 2011 in BSE, Food, FTA, TPP, Trade

Consumers Against TPP Negotiations

TPP: Rural Japan Under Serious Threat By “Operation Enemy” November 02, 2011   The TPP negotiations seem to be hi-jacked by American rice growers and large grain exporting corporations. This is in spite of the fact that liberalization of the … Read More

Posted November 9th, 2011 in Food, FTA, TPP, Trade

Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

By Yamaura Yasuaki, Consumers Union of Japan In October 2010, Prime Minister Kan suddenly declared in a policy speech to the Parliament that Japan would participate in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). There is strong opposition coming not only from … Read More

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in Food, Food Security, FTA, TPP, Trade

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

Why Are Consumers Opposing TPP?

The Problems of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement Yamaura Yasuaki Secretary General of Consumers Union of Japan November 3, 2010 (1) The Problems of FTA/EPA Currently, the participation in TPP is a very large political issue for Japan. We regard … Read More

Posted November 19th, 2010 in Food Security, FTA, North-South, TPP, Trade, WTO

World Social Forum: Another World Is Possible

2010 tokyo world social forum japan

10 years have passed since the failed World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Soon after that, activists and experts, along with the many representatives of different non-governmental organizations that had participated in Seattle, both in the demonstrations and inside the … Read More

Posted January 20th, 2010 in FTA, North-South, Trade

World Social Forum: Challenging The Economic Order


CUJ and other NGOs including Attac Japan, People’s Plan and Space Allies/Allies Law Office are preparing for the World Social Forum 2010 to be held on January 24, 2010 in Tokyo and on March 21, 2010 in Osaka. Before that, … Read More

Posted November 11th, 2009 in Civil Rights, FTA, North-South, Trade

G8 Action Network Meeting

International Preparation Meeting about the Lake Toyako G8 Summit 8 March, 2008 in Tokyo Kurihara Yasushi from the Executive Office asked everyone to give their views and opinions regarding the G8. The G8 Action Network is an open network composed … Read More

Posted March 18th, 2008 in Food Additives, FTA, Trade