Archives for the 'TPP' Category

Japan Should Withdraw From TPP Negotiations Immediately

Food Safety Citizens’ Watch is calling for the immediate withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations 26 December, 2013 The Japanese government held a cabinet minister meeting about TPP as the last round of negotiations ended in Singapore … Read More

Posted February 19th, 2014 in Food, TPP

WikiLeaks Releases Secret Information About TPP Environment Chapter

WikiLeaks has done it again – made available important documents that governments and corporate interests have tried to keep secret from the general public. Until this new release, we had almost no idea what was going on within the secret … Read More

Posted January 29th, 2014 in Biodiversity, Civil Rights, TPP

TPP: Many Questions Remain

Civil Society Media Release from TPP Negotiation Round, Brunei Darassalam The Civil Society stakeholders for the Brunei round of TPP negotiations are very disappointed that no formal report from the Chief Negotiators was presented, nor the opportunity for stakeholders to … Read More

Posted September 4th, 2013 in TPP

No To TPP Participation!

p5rn7vb Japan has a large number of consumer organizations, both on the national level and local level. Several, including Shufuren, Parc, Seikatsu Club, Pal System Coop, Dai-ichi Mamoru Kai, Shin Nihon Fujin Kai, have joined CUJ in protesting against the … Read More

Posted March 13th, 2013 in TPP

Stop TPP Action/Occupy Monsanto

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On the first Tuesday of every month, demonstrations will be held in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo. Together we can stop the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)! Consumers Union of Japan has joined together with other organizations … Read More

Posted October 10th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, North-South, TPP, Trade

Protect Life And Biological Diversity; Oppose Genetically Modified Food And TPP!

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An Appeal from the NO! GMO Campaign in Japan As part of our participation in Collective Rice Action (CORA) 2012 June 1, 2012 Protect life and biological diversity; oppose genetically modified food and TPP! We are very concerned about the … Read More

Posted June 6th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food Security, North-South, TPP, Trade

Lecture Series: Consumers’ Perspective on the TPP Problem

Consumers Union of Japan and other organizations have jointly started a lecture series to discuss the problems with free trade agreements from the consumers’ perspective. During the APEC meeting in the fall of 2011, the Noda Administration expressed that Japan … Read More

Posted February 8th, 2012 in Biotechnology, Civil Rights, Food, Food Additives, Food Security, 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