Monthly Archives: June, 2015

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

“Function Claims” Not The Same As Actual Benefits For Consumers

Fancl has recently been placing full-page ads in newspapers for its Enkin product, with "claims" that it can improve eyesight

Consumers are facing a new range of “function claims” on foods as the government has introduced a novel scheme that allows companies to market foods without any independent review or approval process. The rules for the Food with Functional Claims … Read More

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in Food

GMO Free Zone Meetings

20150307 GMO Free Zone Japan 2

The No! GMO Campaign and Consumers Union of Japan, together with other groups and NGOs, held the 10th GMO Free Zone meeting in Aso, Kumamoto on March 7, 2015. Over 500 consumers, farmers, scientists and others participated in the successful … Read More

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in Biotechnology

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