Archives for the 'Civil Rights' Category

CUJ co-signed Joint Open Letter calling on UNIQLO to guarantee labour rights in its supplier in Cambodia

Consumers Union of Japan has co-signed the open letter calling on Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., owner of the UNIQLO brand, to guarantee labour rights in its supplier in Cambodia. We are urging Fast Retailing to increase their leverage by cooperating … Read More

Posted October 26th, 2016 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Trade

Critics Want UNIQLO to Improve Factory Conditions

Interview with SACOM’s Sophie Chen: “Violation of Human Rights at UNIQLO Factories Continues”   Fast Retailing (FR) has grown to become Japan’s top fashion enterprise, known for selling high quality clothes at relatively low prices under the brand name UNIQLO. … Read More

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Trade

Koa Tasaka: My Message for 2016

Last year, at the beginning of 2015, I wrote the following: “In order to avoid war and aggression, we should work towards peace and make sure we have a government that keeps peaceful relations with Japan’s neighbours in East Asia, … Read More

Posted February 10th, 2016 in Civil Rights

Protect Article 9!

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Consumers Union of Japan again participated in a large demonstration against the changes in Japan’s constitution. The event was held on November 19, 2015 outside the Parliament in Tokyo, and some 9000 people participated. We were joined by our new … Read More

Posted November 24th, 2015 in Civil Rights

Protest Action Against Arms Trade

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Protest Action against Japan’s new Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) under the Department of Defense on October 1, 2015 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his administration has done everything in his power to change Japan’s peace constitution, defying the … Read More

Posted October 13th, 2015 in Civil Rights, Trade

Consumers Union of Japan Strongly Opposes the TPP Agreement

Consumers Union of Japan strongly opposes the TPP agreement as a whole, which we regard as a threat to our rights, and calls for a movement to prevent Japan from participating in the TPP October 5, 2015 Consumers Union of … Read More

Posted October 7th, 2015 in Civil Rights, TPP

Say No To “My Number”

Put the implementation of the “My Number” system on hold! From October 2015, the people living in Japan will get a notice in the post from the government, including foreigners. It will contain an ID number consisting of 12 digits. … Read More

Posted September 21st, 2015 in Civil Rights

120,000 People Demonstrated Against War Bills, Or “Security Bills”?!

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120,000 People Demonstrated Against War Bills By Sugiura Yoko, Consumers Union of Japan I participated in the large demonstration outside Japan’s parliament on August 30, 2015, against the proposed war bills, demanding that the Abe government withdraw the bills. Our … Read More

Posted September 3rd, 2015 in Civil Rights

Will Japan and the U.S. Align on TPP Provisions That Harm Japanese Creators?

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Guest post over at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) about copyright issues and the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations – did Japan move closer to the US positions during the recent Maui talks in July, 2015? Martin J. Frid, with Jeremy Malcolm, … Read More

Posted August 13th, 2015 in Civil Rights, TPP

Urgent: Do Not Approve Restart Of Old Sendai Nuclear Plant!

On August 4, 2015, Consumers Union of Japan participated in the meeting in the Japanese Parliament on the issue of the restart of the Sendai Nuclear Plant No. 1 reactor in Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan. Mr. Naoto Kan, the former … Read More

Posted August 5th, 2015 in Civil Rights, Energy, Nuclear

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