Consumers Union of Japan (CUJ) was founded in April 1969 and officially recognised as a not-for-profit organisation by the new Japanese NGO legislation on May 2006.
CUJ is an independent, non-party political organisation funded by fees and donations. CUJ’s vision is a world free of economic, social and legal discriminations and a safe and healthy environment for our children’s future.
Japan Resources was started by Consumers Union of Japan in 1980 in the form of a hand-made newsletter composed mainly of consumer-related clippings from English newspapers published in Japan, as well as petitions and other campaign material produced by CUJ.
Over the years, it has evolved in its form to convey Japanese consumers’ voice to readers abroad.