Archives for the 'Civil Rights' Category

Protect Article 9!

20151119 Article 9 demonstration tokyo consumers union of japan

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


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”?!

Consumers Union of Japan Demonstration for Article 9 in Tokyo 20150830

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?


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

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

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

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