Archives for the 'Energy' Category

Five Years after the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

Epidemiological Studies Show a Rapid Increase in the Occurrence Rates of Thyroid Cancer CUJ interviewed Okayama University professor Toshihide Tsuda, who published an epidemiological study on the occurrence rate of thyroid cancer in Fukushima prefecture in October, 2015. Dr. Tsuda … Read More

Posted March 9th, 2016 in Chemical pollution, Nuclear

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

Reform of the Power System

Consumers Union of Japan and concerned citizens and experts formed a committee in September 2013 to put forward proposals for a reform of Japan’s energy system. This network took the opportunity to make a detailed submission to the government in … Read More

Posted January 15th, 2014 in Energy Efficiency, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

Soil & Peace Festival 2013

soil and peace festival 2013

There will be a Soil & Peace Festival in Hibiya Park, Tokyo on Sunday October 20, 2013. Starting at 10:00 hundreds of farmers and activists and artists will hold a great event until the evening. A great opportunity to meet … Read More

Posted October 16th, 2013 in Energy, Organic Agriculture/Food

Energy Reform Symposium

What Will Happen With The Electric Utility Law Revision? June 20, 2013 Symposium Japan is debating the future of its electric power system. A special committee at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry made recommendations for reform in February, … Read More

Posted June 19th, 2013 in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

Peace Boat Anti-Nuclear Campaign In Europe

Katsutaka Idogawa, former Mayor of Futaba Town, the site of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, will travel to France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Switzerland. He will be reaching out to municipal leaders and citizen groups about the … Read More

Posted May 8th, 2013 in Energy, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: The Roles of Consumers and Farmers

Symposium: What Can We Eat? Farmers and Consumers Reaching Out to Each Other The Three Mile Island nuclear accident that took place in the United States on March 28, 1979 had some impact on Japan and influenced the anti-nuclear movement … Read More

Posted January 9th, 2013 in Food, Nuclear

Proposal for a Basic Law to Abandon Nuclear Power!

Basic Law

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

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

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