On October 3, the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) released a document entitled "Utilization of Plutonium in Japan," explaining the country's use of the substance through the reprocessing of spent fuel generated from nuclear power. An English version of the report will be made and issued, and presented to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- 4 September, 2017 Round Table Studying the Energy Situation toward 2050 Begins Deliberations
- 31 August, 2017 Power Companies Request Pre-service Inspections Toward Restarting Reactors at Genkai and Ohi
- 21 August, 2017 Deliberations Begin on Revisions to the Strategic Energy Plan
- 8 August, 2017 ANRE Publishes “Map of Scientific Characteristics,” Moving One Step Closer to Geological HLW Disposal
- 7 August, 2017 Japan’s Total Plutonium Holdings Decrease Thanks to NPP Restarts
- 3 August, 2017 IEEJ Releases 2018 Economic and Energy Outlook: Pace of NPP Restarts Affects Improvement of 3Es
- 25 July, 2017 Cabinet Approves Basic Concept on Nuclear Energy Use
- 25 July, 2017 Japan-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Comes into Force with Exchange of Diplomatic Notes in New Delhi
- 11 July, 2017 OECD/NEA Director-General Magwood Asks Japan to Boost International Cooperation, So As to Utilize Its Strength
- 16 June, 2017 Japanese Government’s Monju Decommissioning Team Decides to Transfer Spent Fuel out of Fukui Prefecture
- 14 June, 2017 Saga District Court Allows Two Genkai Reactors to Resume Operation
- 8 June, 2017 Fukui Governor Accepts Monju Decommissioning: Spent Nuclear Fuel to Leave Prefecture
- 7 June, 2017 White Paper on Energy Policy for FY16: Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Proceeding Steadily
On September 19, Minister Hiroshige Seko of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) met with Aomori Prefecture's Governor Shingo Mimura at the prefectural office. There, he explained to him the national government's policy of promoting the nuclear fuel cycle (that is, reusing spent fuel from nuclear power).