Archives for the 'Nuclear' Category

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

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!

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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

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

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

11,500 Participants In Yokohama Want Japan To Change Its Thinking About Nuclear Power

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Change is needed for Japan to stop relying on nuclear power The large Yokohama conference on January 14-15 for a nuclear power free world was a very well organized two day event with hundreds of lectures by speakers from Japan … Read More

Posted January 25th, 2012 in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

Japan Resources No 153

CUJ JR 153 (pdf) Japan Resources No 153 Japan finds itself in an extraordinary situation, 6 months after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami On March 11, 2011. The nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, where 4 reactors were damaged, is still … Read More

Posted September 7th, 2011 in Food, Japan Resources, Nuclear

Regarding Food Safety

Indiscriminate burning of debris observed in Minami-sanriku, Miyagi, Japan on July 9, 2011

m4s0n501 Some General Observations from the Consumer Perspective Regarding Food Safety in Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster on March 11, 2011 20110711 Regarding Food Safety (PDF version) July 11, 2011 Martin J. Frid Consumers Union of … Read More

Posted July 13th, 2011 in Chemical pollution, Food, Nuclear