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High Court Overturns Suspension of Ohi Nuclear Power StationOn July 4th, the Kanazawa Branch of the Nagoya High Court overturned the Fukui District Court’s decision (May 21, 2014) to suspend operations of Units 3...

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Itochu Withdraws from Turkish NPP ProjectThe trading house Itochu was to have a greater than 10 percent stake in a company (not yet established), it was said, that would run the Sinop Nuclear Power...

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Nuclear Zero Bill Submitted to the DietThe “Nuclear Zero Bill” drafted by the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP) of Japan in response to concerns voiced by citizens’ organizations was submitted to the House of Representatives...

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Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Units 6, 7 Meet New Regulatory StandardsThe Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) officially recognized the compliance of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (TEPCO’s) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Units 6 and 7 (both ABWR, 1356 MW) with the new...

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Data Falsifications by Kobe Steel UncoveredKobe Steel admitted on October 8 to rewriting inspection certificates for some of its products and other misconduct. Since then, one scandal after another has come to light, affecting...

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MOX Fuel Arrives at Takahama NPPMOX fuel rods arrived at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s (KEPCO’s) exclusive port at the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) on September 21, and are meant for use at that...

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Decommissioning Plans for Tokai Reprocessing PlantThe Japan Atomic Energy Agency applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority on June 30 for approval of its plans for decommissioning the Tokai Reprocessing Plant. The plant is located...

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Takahama Unit 4 Reactor Restarted Kansai Electric Power Co.’s (KEPCO’s) Takahama Unit 4 reactor (PWR, 870 MW) was restarted on May 17. It began power transmission on the 22nd and full operation on the...

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FNCA Symposium The Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA), in which Japan’s Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology play a central role and which promotes cooperation in...

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Monju Decommissioning Now Official On December 21, 2016, the Japanese Ministerial Committee on Nuclear Power formally decided to decommission the Monju prototype fast-breeder (280 MW), Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, owned by the Japan Atomic...