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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...

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India and Japan sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement On November 11 in Tokyo, the India-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement was signed, amidst loud protests outside the Japanese Diet, and in cities across India. For Japan, the...

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Cabinet decides to scrap Monju At a meeting on 21 September, the Cabinet decided to decomission the Monju fast breeder reactor. The Chief Cabinet Secretary announced at the end of the meeting that an...

Newswatch (NIT No. 173)

Operational Period Extension Approved for Takahama Units 1 and 2 On June 20, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved extensions of the operational periods of Units 1 and 2 (both PWR, 826 MW) of...

News Watch (NIT No. 172)

Establishing a liaison for exports to China In an article dated March 23, The Denki Shimbun (a Japanese daily newspaper covering energy and electricity) reported that Japan’s nuclear energy industry had teamed up to...

News Watch (NIT No. 171)

Preparations for Ice Wall Completed at Fukushima Daiichi Construction of equipment for creating a wall of frozen soil to prevent groundwater influx into Fukushima Daiichi units 1 to 4 (no longer operating) was completed...

Newswatch ~Nuke Info Tokyo No. 170

Earthquake-related Deaths Top 2,000 in Fukushima Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture announced on December 25, 2015 that the number of certified “related fatalities” occurring within the prefecture as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake...

News Watch 168 Sep./Oct. 2015 -Nuke Info Tokyo No. 168

Takahama Unit 3 Reactor Hustled into Pre-operational Inspection Former TEPCO Executives Face Mandatory Indictment Policies Promoting Return to Contaminated Areas Gaining Headway Decontamination Waste Stored On-Site at Over 100,000 Locations Fukushima Fishing Cooperatives Approve...