On July 4, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan issued a review report draft finding that the Tokai-2 Nuclear Power Plant (BWR, 1100MWe), owned and operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC), complied with the country’s new regulatory standards for nuclear power plants issued after the March 2001 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
- 15 June, 2018 Fukushima Daini NPPs to Be Decommissioned as Well
- 30 May, 2018 Shikoku Electric Power Applies to Install Spent Fuel Dry Storage Facility for Operation in 2023
- 18 May, 2018 Council of Local Governments with Atomic Power Stations Asks National Government to Clarify Policy
- 11 May, 2018 JAIF, KAIF Hold Joint Forum on Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Decommissioning, Sharing Latest Knowledge and Information
- 11 May, 2018 [JAIF Press Briefing] World Nuclear Capacity at Record High for Third Year in a Row
- 10 May, 2018 Ohi-4 NPP Restarted, Kansai EP to Lower Rates 4%
- 29 March, 2018 Ikata-2 NPP to Be Decommissioned – Would Not be Profitable Beyond Forty Years
- 23 March, 2018 Seventh NPP Restarted: Genkai-3
- 23 March, 2018 Ohi-3 Becomes Japan’s First 1000MW-Class NPP to Be Restarted
- 19 March, 2018 Genkai Town Assembly Approves Proposal Seeking New NPP Construction
- 16 March, 2018 FEPC Adheres to Policy of MOX Fuel Use at 16 to 18 NPPs
- 20 February, 2018 Chugoku Electric Power Applies to NRA for Compatibility Examination for Shimane-3
- 5 February, 2018 Seven of Japan’s Ten Power Companies See Falling Profits Due to Higher Fuel Costs: Key Is Restarting NPPs
In a lawsuit brought by an anti-nuclear group demanding that the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP) halt operation of its Ohi-3 and -4 Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) in Ohi Town, Fukui Prefecture, the Kanazawa Branch (Presiding Judge Masayuki Naito) of the Nagoya High Court on July 4 reversed the order of the Fukui District Court, which had found for the original plaintiff and prohibited operation – ruling on appeal against the anti-nuclear group.