Monthly Archives: January, 2008

Japan Resources No. 142

Japan Resources No. 142 (pdf) CONTENTS: FTA and the food on our tables Plastic Incineration Rise Draws Ire International Bad Products Award Tasmanian Forests: Report Protest Against GM Moratorium Decision

Posted January 31st, 2008 in Japan Resources

Rokkasho: Nobody talks, Nothing changes


Lots of activity here in Japan against the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture… 596 organisations and groups, and 2,500 people participated in the parade on Jan. 27, 2008 in central Tokyo. Over 810,000 signatures has been collected and were … Read More

Posted January 29th, 2008 in Nuclear

World Social Forum Arakawa


Consumers Union of Japan will participate together with many other Japanese NGOs, including People’s Plan, Attack and No to WTO/FTA, in the World Social Forum event on January 26, 2008 in Arakawa, Tokyo.

Posted January 25th, 2008 in Civil Rights, FTA, North-South, Trade

CUJ History Updated

We have updated the CUJ History pages with lots of information from the 1980s, including CUJ’s strong stand against nuclear power after the Chernobyl disaster, as well as food safety issues from the 1990, including the start of the NO! … Read More

Posted January 25th, 2008 in Miscellaneous

Irradiated Food Ingredients

Are irradiated food ingredients imported into Japan? Food Safety Citizen’s Watch has more details with a report from a meeting with government officials and food companies. Food irradiation using gamma rays etc. damages the DNA of bacteria and has sterilization … Read More

Posted January 15th, 2008 in Food Additives