Archives for the 'Energy' Category

Japan Resources – No 166

Please click here CUJ-JR-166 for the latest issue of Consumer Union of Japan’s English newsletter, Japan Resources (pdf). The theme this time is nuclear energy and the many problems facing this country and all of us as energy consumers. We … Read More

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in Energy, Japan Resources, Nuclear

Smart Meters: Saying No, and Yes, You Can Switch Back to an Analog Meter

This is a summary of a series of articles in our monthly Japanese newsletter, Shouhisha Report, about so-called smart meters, or digital meters that use radio frequencies and electromagnetic radiation to transmit information about your home electricity use. They replace … Read More

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in Energy

Do Not Shift Nuclear Power Plant Related Costs to Our Electricity Bills

The Japanese government is planning to charge all electricity consumers with the cost of the nuclear power plants that the power companies with nuclear power plants should primarily shoulder. Consumers Union of Japan is requesting the Minister of Economy, Trade … Read More

Posted January 18th, 2017 in Corporate Responsibility, Energy, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

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

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