Monthly Archives: May, 2008

Book Review: “Another Japan is Possible”

Consumers Union of Japan is very impressed by Jennifer Chan’s new book, Another Japan is Possible, published by Stanford University Press. “I think that this book can explain the situations of Japanese modern social movements,” says Yamaura Yasuaki, CUJ’s vice … Read More

Posted May 14th, 2008 in Miscellaneous

Japan Resources No. 143

Japan Resources No. 143 (pdf) January-March 2008 Here is a new issue of Japan Resources for you, fresh from our office in Waseda, Tokyo. Lots of articles about consumer activism in Japan and abroad. – Editors CONTENTS: Irradiated Food Ingredients … Read More

Posted May 7th, 2008 in Japan Resources

About Food Mileage

What can we learn from the recent food safety related incidents? Recently we had several fraudulent labeling scandals and this year, the Chinese gyoza problem etc. There are a number of answers. The food companies appear to lack awareness of … Read More

Posted May 7th, 2008 in Food