Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Japan Resources No 155

CUJ JR 155 (pdf) Japan Resources No 155 Thank you for visiting the English web site of Consumers Union of Japan. We have recently renewed our Japanese web site to better reflect all our campaigns both domestically and internationally. Consumers … Read More

Posted March 21st, 2012 in Japan Resources

No Consumption Tax Raise Without Real Reform

The Cabinet decided on February 17, 2012 that the consumption tax will be raised according to the principles that the government and opposition parties drafted in January. The aim is to reform the nation’s finances for the social security system. … Read More

Posted March 7th, 2012 in Civil Rights, Miscellaneous

Food Additives: You Think You Know But Really You Don’t


CUJ and other groups held a joint seminar about food additives at Shufuren in Tokyo on February 28, 2012. Invited speaker Nakamura Mikio made a detailed presentation about the problems, with a focus on recent developments. Japan has recently been … Read More

Posted March 1st, 2012 in Biotechnology, Food, Food Additives, Trade