On October 12, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) announced its platform for the general election slated to take place on October 31. It presents the direction for governmental policy, structured on eight pillars: (1) coronavirus measures, (2) “new capitalism,” (3) regional revitalization, (4) agriculture, forestry and fisheries, (5) economic security, (6) diplomacy and security, (7) education, and (8) constitutional revision.
- 6 October, 2021 IAEA Holds 65th General Conference in Vienna, with Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Delivering Statement in the General Debate
- 30 September, 2021 JAEC Releases 2020 White Paper on Nuclear Energy
- 17 September, 2021 NRA Permits Shimane-2 under New Regulatory Standards
- 14 September, 2021 IAEA Deputy Director General Evrard Visits Japan in Advance of Safety Review of ALPS-treated Water
- 1 September, 2021 Evaluation Report Issued by IAEA’s Review Mission to Fukushima Daiichi: First Visit since 2018
- 24 August, 2021 METI and IAEA Agree on Further Review Missions to Fukushima Daiichi
- 4 August, 2021 JAEA Restarts High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor “HTTR”
- 2 August, 2021 Information about Fukushima Daiichi NPS Water Treatment
- 28 July, 2021 METI’s Committee Shows Rough Draft of Next Strategic Energy Plan
- 2 July, 2021 Mihama-3 Restarted After Decade-long Hiatus: First Restart in Japan of a Reactor Operating Beyond 40 Years
- 28 June, 2021 Mihama-3 Restarts after Decade-long Hiatus
- 25 June, 2021 New Canada-Japan Partnership Supports Greater Collaboration to Meet Climate Change Objectives and Net-zero Goals
- 24 June, 2021 METI Issues New Green Growth Strategy Through Achieving Carbon Neutrality
Kishida Administration Inaugurated, with New METI Minister Hagiuda Holding Press Conference on Taking Office
On October 4, Japan’s new Kishida administration was inaugurated. Appointed to lead the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) was Koichi Hagiuda (aged 58, LDP, Lower House), who had held the top post at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for two years during the previous Abe and Suga administrations.