Symposium to Celebrate the 45th Year Anniversary of Consumers Union of Japan: Local Roots & Local Action to Oppose Globalization
45 years ago, Consumers Union of Japan was established based on consumer’s rights in order to create a sound and healthy future for our children. Over the years, we have faced a surging wave of issues caused by globalization. We have long sensed the impending crisis for rural areas, where the decline has been most noticeable. It is clear that the crisis has now reached people in all areas of Japan, from farm villages to cities. In light of this, we hold this symposium to once again focus on building a society and an economy where people can earn an honest living and return to living locally.
The spotlight is on taking action to create recycling communities all over the country that are not shaken by globalization, represented by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Please join us for an event to learn about different examples of activities ranging from food and health care to local off-grid energy production.
Speakers (Japanese only):
Kanno Yoshide (Farmer from Yamagata prefecture)
Satou Kenji (Managing Director, Consumer’s Co-operative PAL System Tokyo)
Hinoke Morio (Board Member for Vegetable Section, One Pack CSA)
Time: June 14, 2014 (Saturday) 13:00-15:00
Place: Tokyo Shigoto Center, Iidabashi station (JR Chuo line)