Archives for the 'Civil Rights' Category

45th Year Anniversary of Consumers Union of Japan: Local Roots & Local Action to Oppose Globalization

Symposium to Celebrate the 45th Year Anniversary of Consumers Union of Japan: Local Roots & Local Action to Oppose Globalization 45 years ago, Consumers Union of Japan was established based on consumer’s rights in order to create a sound and … Read More

Posted June 12th, 2014 in Civil Rights

WikiLeaks Releases Secret Information About TPP Environment Chapter

p5rn7vb 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 … Read More

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

Protest Against The New State Secrecy Law

Please send a message to express your concern about the new State Secrecy Law by November 7, 2013 The proposed State Secrecy Law will most likely be adopted this week by Japan’s Parliament, where the LDP can get a majority … Read More

Posted November 6th, 2013 in Civil Rights

Proposal for a Basic Law to Abandon Nuclear Power!

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Action for an election to get rid of nuclear power reactors: How you can participate It is time for another general election in Japan. Let’s turn this into an “Abandon Nuclear Power Election” and spread the message about the election … Read More

Posted December 7th, 2012 in Civil Rights, Nuclear

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

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

Safety Standard Or Double Standard?

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Consumers Union of Japan held a seminar about radioactivity and food safety at Meiji University in Tokyo on January 29, 2012. By Emilie De Montessus (CUJ Intern from Lyon University) Furitsu Katsumi, Hyogo College of Medicine, spoke about the lessons … Read More

Posted February 15th, 2012 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Food, Nuclear

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

Consumers Protest Against the Radiation Limits for Food

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Consumers protest against the radiation limits for food: We strongly protest against the old provisional limit for radioactive contamination of food, while asking the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reexamine the new limits Protest Letter To: Komiyama … Read More

Posted February 1st, 2012 in Chemical pollution, Civil Rights, Food, Nuclear

Yokohama APEC People’s Declaration

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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