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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...

International Conference on US-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and Japan’s Plutonium Policy 2017

CNIC, along with the US based group Union of Concerned Scientists, will jointly organise an international conference on 23-24 February next year at the United Nations University, Tokyo. It will focus on Japan’s plutonium...

Japan’s nuclear waste: Dangers and options

Report on two lectures by Prof. Frank von Hippel Prof. Frank von Hippel, from Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, gave talks in Tokyo on ‘Monju and Japan’s reprocessing policy’ and ‘Reducing...

Planned Monju Decommissioning ~The Changed Future of Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The Japanese government has practically decided to decommission the Monju fast breeder reactor. Because the reactor has been positioned at the core of Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle, its decommissioning will mark a significant change...

Newswatch

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...

Prof. Frank von Hippel’s lecture slides

Prof. Frank von Hippel, from Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, gave lectures in Tokyo on ‘Monju and Japan’s reprocessing policy’ and ‘Reducing the danger of spent fuel pool fires’ on November...