Australia-Japan FTA: A Bad Deal Should Be Stopped

Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement- A bad deal should be stopped Joint Statement from Australian and Japanese people We, the undersigned people and organisations, believe that the Australia Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will not bring real benefits to the people of Australia and Japan. Given that Australia and Japan already have a strong trading relationship; … Continue reading Australia-Japan FTA: A Bad Deal Should Be Stopped

Press Release: Appeal for World Food Day

Our goal is a world with no genetically modified foods and an end to the multinational corporate control of the global food supply October 16 is the World Food Day, as designated by the United Nations. The aim is to combat hunger and promote agriculture, while the forces that makes this difficult to achieve are … Continue reading Press Release: Appeal for World Food Day

CUJ Resolutions at the 42nd Annual Meeting in June, 2015

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 of controversial bills to change the post-war constitution, allowing for a more active military role … Continue reading CUJ Resolutions at the 42nd Annual Meeting in June, 2015

Op-Ed Against TPP by Ralph Nader and Koa Tasaka (Asahi Shimbun)

We got the following op-ed published in Japan’s Asahi Shimbun this week, co-signed by Ralph Nader from Public Citizen and Koa Tasaka from Consumers Union of Japan. It was written in response to a column that made unsubstantiated claims about TPP and consumers. In its September 08, 2014 editorial, Asahi Shimbun argued that “Japan, U.S. … Continue reading Op-Ed Against TPP by Ralph Nader and Koa Tasaka (Asahi Shimbun)