22 June, 2016
NRA Approves Extensions of Operating Periods to 60 Years for Takahama-1 and -2, the First for Aging Reactors
At a meeting on June 20, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved extensions to 60 years of the current 40-year operating lifetimes for the Takahama-1 and -2 Nuclear Power Plants (PWRs, 826MWe each), owned and operated by the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP).
1 June, 2016
Nuclear Energy Buyers Guide in Japan 2016-2017 is now available
The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) has released a new publication titled "Nuclear Energy Buyers Guide in Japan 2016-2017."
1 June, 2016
Vol.5: Special Interview with Toshitsuna Watanabe
Five years have passed since the giant earthquake of March 11, 2016, known in Japan as the Great East Japan Earthquake. Here are the voices of some of those who have committed themselves to reconstruction in Fukushima Prefecture.
25 May, 2016
Economist Notes Large Risks Stemming from Indefinite Reactor Examination Periods
On May 17, Tomoko Murakami, senior economist at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEE, Japan), gave a presentation at the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) on changes in the domestic and global environments—a major topic in debates on the utilization of nuclear power.
11 March, 2016
Fukushima’s Image Being Warped by Search Engines: A Recipe to Battle against the Deficiency of Information
Now that five years have elapsed since the earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011, the gap between “Fukushima on the Web” and Fukushima in reality is growing ever larger.
11 December, 2015
“Do you understand the difference between science and technology?”
Final Words of Warning by Jiro Kondo—Standing in the Gap between Science & Technology and Human Issues
By Shigeyuki Koide, science journalist