18 October, 2016
Message from JAIF President Takahashi: Current State of Radiation Education in Japan
On October 13, President Akio Takahashi of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) released a message and conducted a press briefing.
13 October, 2016
Meeting: Head of METI Confirms Importance of Fast Reactor Development
On October 7, the first meeting of the Conference on Fast Reactor Development was held at an office of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Tokyo. With both the public and private sectors participating, the conference will address the basic policy on fast reactor development, as well as specific activities.
12 October, 2016
ICEF Annual Conference: Climate Change Discussed by More than 1000 Leaders from 80 Countries
The 3rd annual conference of the Innovative for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)—an assembly to discuss promotion of innovation in resolving climate change issues—was held on October 5 and 6 at a hotel in Tokyo. Initiated by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ICEF was inaugurated in 2014, and has since been held annually.
7 October, 2016
Mihama-3 NPP Clears Compatibility Examination with New Regulatory Standards
On October 5, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) formally finalized a report reviewing its examination of the safety of the Mihama-3 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 826MWe) in Fukui Prefecture, owned and operated by the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP).
4 October, 2016
JAIF to Move Office to New Location
The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) is pleased to announce that it will move its office to a new location in Tokyo, effective November 7, 2016. The current office will be shut down on Friday, November 4, for moving preparations. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your continued support.
4 October, 2016
Diverse Range of Japanese Nuclear R&D Exhibited at 60th IAEA General Conference
At the 60th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)—held from September 26 to 30 in Vienna, Austria—about 720 visitors visited the Japanese booth that was operated jointly by public and private organizations, seeing for themselves the current state of Japan's nuclear R&D. They included representatives of governments, specialists and experts in nuclear, scientific and technological fields, and IAEA people from many countries.
29 September, 2016
Reaching a Common Ground on Thyroid Gland Screening
This August, a document was presented by a pediatricians' group from Fukushima Prefecture demanding a review of the thyroid gland cancer screening taking place in the same prefecture, including a reduction in its scale. Meanwhile, a group of residents has started a movement opposing the pediatricians' demand, saying that they want the studies to continue. Future debate on the issue is thus bound to get complicated.
12 September, 2016
External Radiation Exposure Found to Be Unrelated to Prevalence of Thyroid Cancer in Minors Aged 18 and Younger
On September 8, Professor Tetsuya Ohira of the Radiation Medical Science Center at Fukushima Medical University released the results of research by a team at the university, concluding that there was no relationship between external radiation doses following the March 2011 accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), and the prevalence of thyroid cancer among minors aged 18 or younger who were found to have thyroid cancer during their first thyroid cancer examinations.